Doctor says president is in ‘excellent health’
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. >> President Donald Trump is in excellent health, his doctor said Friday after his first comprehensive physical exam since he was elected.
“The president’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician, said in a statement. “The president is in excellent health.”
The brief statement did not include any basic information about Trump’s health, including his weight, blood pressure or cholesterol levels. The president’s doctors did not indicate what tests they performed during the exam or whether Trump, 71, was taking medications.
But the White House has promised that information about those topics will be disclosed Tuesday, when Jackson joins Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, during a briefing for the news media.
Officials had said it would take a few days for test results to be completed. Trump is spending the three-day holiday weekend in Palm Beach, Fla., at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
It remains unclear whether doctors performed any mental acuity, cognitive or neurological tests during the president’s physical exam. Questions about his mental health intensified this month after the publication of a book in which his closest advisers are said to have questioned his mental abilities. That prompted Trump to insist that he is a “stable genius.”
It is also unclear whether Trump had tests common for men of his age, such as a treadmill stress test to detect heart problems.