This is the cognitive test the president passed

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He examined the Mr. Trump for three hours last Friday, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, marking his first medical check-up since becoming president.

"According to Obama's last physical, when he was 54 1/2 years old, he was 6' 1 1/2", 175 pounds with a body mass index of 22.8, resting heart rate of 56 bpm and blood pressure of 110/68 mm HG.

"The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday". Patients' math skills get a work out, as they are asked to count by subtracting seven from 100 and keep subtracting seven until the doctor tells them to stop. He speculated that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office.

But the 71-year-old president performed "exceedingly well" on the test, Jackson said, receiving a ideal score.

"It's called genetics. I don't know", Jackson said.

"I've found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".

He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness.

But Jackson said Trump personally requested the test as he continues to face questions about his mental acuity for office. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese.

"He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both", Jackson said, adding that he might enlist first lady Melania Trump to help. If I didn't watch what I eat, I wouldn't have the cardiac and overall health that he has.

Jackson said Trump urged the doctor to "answer every question" the media had before he stepped up to the podium, and he did so with gusto during an nearly hour-long briefing with the media, in a remarkable show of transparency.

The doctor also said he would also design a daily exercise program for Mr Trump, recommending a low-impact exercise routine like a stationary bike.

At the White House press conference, Jackson said he chose to run what's called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, known as MoCA. The White House medical team chose theMontreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which was designed as a rapid screening tool for mild cognitive dysfunction - a loss of memory and clear thinking ability that sometimes precedes dementia.

In December 2015, Mr Trump's own long-time doctor, Harold Bornstein, declared in a pre-election assessment that his client would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

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