Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Health | By Jay Jacobs

White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

For almost an hour Tuesday, Jackson stood in the White House briefing room, answering questions from reporters about President Trump's physical exam, conducted last Friday.

Mr Trump asked his physician, Dr Ronny Jackson, to add a cognitive screening test to the check-up, and authorised him to release a battery of data from the tests. It resulted in a flawless score.

Jackson said that he has a goal for the president of losing 10-15 pounds through a regimen of diet and exercise, telling reporters, "He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both".

"I've found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes", Dr Ronny L Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. So I was not going to do a cognitive exam. It does not test for psychiatric fitness.

"If something should happen to you over the next few months and you should fall ill at some point, most likely I will be the one called to come take care of you", he said.

Jackson said Trump's life expectancy is "the same as every other American male right now, but it's certainly no less". Jackson said he hopes to bring down the LDL or "bad cholesterol" score with diet, exercise and statin medication.

'It would pick up on it.

Where Dr. Harold Bornstein was shaggy and sensational, Jackson was all business, reading off test results in his blue and gold dress uniform.

"I was on a treadmill for the first time actually in quite a while, and it was at a very steep angle, and I was there for a very long time", he said.

"He has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever", Jackson said, adding that it was to his knowledge the first time a serving U.S. president had undergone such an assessment. A Democratic bill in Congress cosponsored by Toledo Democrat Marcy Kaptur would establish an "Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity" to determine whether the president is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of office.

His latest assignment: defusing doubts about the health and mental fitness of the nation's 71-year-old president. "I think we're much more respected throughout the world", he said before taking a jab at the "unbelievably dishonest" media, which he regularly blames for deflating his supposed success. "I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even for the remainder of another term, if he's elected". Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump's first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a flawless score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.

'If the president wants to get one done next year, then we'll do another one next year, ' he said.

They applied for permanent residency; he went to school, eventually attended the University of California at Los Angeles, and moved back to Canada in the 1990s when he designed the cognitive test.

"I'm really thrilled, and happy they chose to use it over other tests".

In the initial study that established the test, the average score was just over 27. 'It was longer. It was the more hard one of all of them'.

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