Doctor says Trump is in ‘very good health’


President Trump is "in very good health" and expected to remain healthy for "the duration of his Presidency, and beyond", the president's doctor reported Friday following a physical exam that lasted almost four hours and included 11 specialists.

Trump was seen by a "panel of 11 different board certified specialists", Dr. Sean P. Conley wrote in a brief memo released by the White House. Conley is expected to stick to the more traditional medium of writing up the physical results in a brief document.

But the president was directed to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, Aides said he now eats more fish than he used to but still enjoys steaks, well done with ketchup on the side, and fried potatoes prepared by the chefs at the White House and at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Conley conducted this year's examination on Mr. Trump, which took place "over the course of approximately four hours".

Trump's physical exam previous year found him to be one pound short of the criteria for obesity, and a diet and exercise regimen was created for him to follow.

"The President is very grateful for the outstanding care he received today and he wants to thank all the doctors, nurses, enlisted and civilian staff who participated", he said.

"The president received a diet and exercise plan a year ago after his annual physical, but the president admits he has not followed it religiously", said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley. He said reports and recommendations stemming from the exam were still being finalized.

His physician at the time, Dr. Ronny Jackson, was peppered with multiple questions by media members about the president's physical and mental well-being.

Jackson said he would work on getting Trump on a "dedicated, defined exercise program" and that "we can build on that pretty easily". He makes no secret of preferring a diet of red meat, fast food and candies.

Jackson returned to the White House this month as assistant to the president and chief medical adviser.