Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Donald Trump to have 'strong look' at U.S. libel laws

Donald Trump to have 'strong look' at U.S. libel laws

And what information is disclosed will be up to Trump, since federal health privacy laws cover the president.

Trump won't undergo a psychiatric exam as part of the physical, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

"Listen, my view of the President - I find him to be engaging, gracious, you know, pretty amusing, and I don't have a question he's fit for office", Sen.

Trump's checkup comes amid questions about his health and publication of the new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which casts doubt on Trump's fitness for office. Trump responded to the criticism by calling himself a "very stable genius" in a tweet and by allowing cameras to film him negotiating immigration legislation with senators at the White House for 55 minutes on Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, CNN asked Cohen if he had told Trump or White House officials about the suit ahead of time, and Cohen declined to comment. People around Mr Trump were concerned about his deteriorating attention span and verbal patterns, he also said.

Presidential medical reports are typically brief, with an overview of a few basic metrics _ cholesterol levels, weight, blood pressure _ and may note some idiosyncrasies.

President George W. Bush's first physical was conducted by a panel that included a gastroenterologist, radiologist, optometrist, neurologist, orthopedist, audiologist, dermatologist, otolaryngologist, pulmonologist, urologist, cardiologist and podiatrist - but no psychiatrist or psychologist, at least one that was publicly disclosed.

"They're prepared to go to war but they are not prepared to come out of it", said Williams.

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Trump boarded Marine One at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, Friday afternoon after about three hours at the hospital.

Trump famously boasted about his "perfect" state of health in advance of his election to the White House.

The Trump administration is turning its focus to mental health for veterans this week.

I would suggest that, along with the physical exam Trump is to undergo this week, he should also be examined by a physician who is educated and experienced in diagnosing neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia.

In that September 2016 program, a letter from Trump's longtime personal physician, Harold Bornstein, revealed that Trump was 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighed 236 pounds, ABC News reported.

Dr. Wells told Metro that in terms of the presidential physical, a doctor's role "is to provide an objective, comprehensive and thorough assessment of the patient determining medical fitness, in general, and for the task at hand".

The Boston Globe's Matt Viser pointed out two of Trump's biggest false statements: "President Trump, who has said Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States and Ted Cruz's father was behind JFK assassination, says laws should make it harder to say things that are false". Jackson had also conducted the medical tests of former U.S. president Barack Obama.

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