Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health'

White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health'

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

It is also unclear whether Mr. Trump had tests common for men of his age, such as a treadmill stress test to detect heart problems. The 71-year-old president is known to eat his fair share of junk food, and has famously eschewed exercise beyond golf. About a week later, his personal physician released a four-paragraph letter saying that the candidate was in ideal health. Though Trump said he would be surprised if it didn't go well, some outlets questioned his physical and mental fitness.

Steyer's team was approached about the letter by John Gartner, a psychiatrist who founded Duty to Warn, a group that calls for Trump to be removed from office because he is, according to the group, "psychologically unfit". Dr. Bornstein claimed that his patient's blood pressure and lab results were "astonishingly excellent".

Mr Bornstein had previously written about Mr Trump's health in glowing terms, stating in 2015 he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

If the reports are true, Donald Trump's doctor could have some stern words for the president when he carries out his check-up later today.

The doctor who conducted President Donald Trump's annual check-up said Friday the president was in "excellent health" and his physical exam earlier in the afternoon "went exceptionally well". He dethroned the former oldest POTUS Ronald Reagan, who was 69 when he became president in 1981. The president is traveling to Florida later in the day for the weekend.

It said the current United States embassy in Grosvenor Square, central London, had "aged beyond its ability to be improved to current security and life safety standards without extensive investment in infrastructure that would require appropriated dollars".

Whether the exam, which Trump is nearly certainly expected to pass, stops concerns about his fitness for the role of US President remains to be seen.

Iroku-Malize said that the physician would also take a detailed history, and then decide if more testing was needed. Bush was 67 and after he left office, doctors inserted a stent into one of his coronary arteries.

"All clinical data indicates that the President is now very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency", Jackson wrote in his description of President Barack Obama's final physical exam, in 2016.

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