Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says


Ronny Jackson, the physician to the president at the White House, provided an extensive briefing to the press on Tuesday after completing his first physical examination of President Donald Trump last Friday.

Following his statements, Jackson opened the room to reporters who dogged him about the details of his report.

That said, Trump's BMI, 29.9, indicates he is not only overweight, but nearly clinically obese, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"He has a lot of energy and a lot of stamina", Jackson said of Trump, who is now 71 years old. "Some people have just great genes". "I told the president if he had eaten healthier over the last 25 years, he might live to be 200". Dr. Jackson said he has discussed with his patient exercising more often and eating healthier foods.

Trump was aiming to lose between 10 to 15 pounds.

The White House doctor announced today that Trump was administered the Montreal cognitive test and aced it with a score of 30 on 30.

Referencing Trump's old calls for his predecessor Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, dubbed the birther movement, critics of the president came up with a new hashtag - the girther movement.

Follow Tess on Twitter. [He's] very sharp, very intact.... "At first he said he passed all the tests with flying colors", Gupta said, according to the Hill.

"His score is 133 and he is 71 years of age, which puts him in the 46 percentile", said cardiologist Dr. Rachel Bond of Lenox Hill Hospital in NY.

Given his age, Trump is in very good to excellent overall health.

Trump's White House doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, declared the president is in "excellent" health. "That's probably one of the reasons why he's been successful", the doctor said.

Gunn said he did not intend for his offer to be fat shaming, but rather making a push back against "a continuous pattern of fabricating facts by both Trump and his administration". "In order to further reduce his cholesterol level and further decreases his cardiac risk, we will increase the dose of this particular medication", Jackson said.

"He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", the doctor said.

But in a surprise, Jackson said he did perform a cognitive screening test, at Trump's request.