Donald Trump's Doctor: President in ‘Very Good Health’

Clay Curtis
February 9, 2019

He makes no secret of preferring a diet of red meat, fast food and candies. It's unclear how much more detail will be released in the coming days.

President Donald Trump presents fast food to be served to the Clemson Tigers football team to celebrate their Championship at the White House on January 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Trump reportedly has not followed his diet and exercise plans ahead of his physical examination.

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. He does not smoke or drink. He is not known to exercise beyond his beloved rounds of golf.

Modern-day presidents have undergone regular exams to catch any potential problems but also to assure the public that they are fit for office, something Trump's doctor previous year took to an extraordinary level.

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"In 2018, the president's physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, delivered a detailed report on Trump's physical and mental health and took multiple questions during a press conference with reporters". He is not expected to hold a public briefing on Trump's health, the report said. Jackson denied the allegations but eventually withdrew his nomination. In the intervening time, Trump is supposed to have been dieting and starting an exercise regimen to lose some pounds and lower his bad cholesterol levels. He will advise the president on topics including veterans' issues, the opioid crisis and health issues at the U.S. -Mexico border.

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

Last year, doctors checked the president's eyes; ears, nose and throat; heart; lungs; gastrointestinal tract; skin; and teeth.

Trump, who is 6-foot-3, weighed 239 pounds at his physical a year ago and Dr. Ronny Jackson, who did the first examination, said Trump should aim to lose 10 to 15 pounds.

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