Dr Ronny Jackson, White House Doctor and Physisian to U.S. President Donald Trump, has declared the president to be in “excellent health”.
“The examination went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday,” Jackson stated in a press release launched by the White House.
Jackson’s declaration got here after Trump obtained his first medical check-up at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday.
Trump’s psychological state has turn into a difficulty of concern lately following revelations in a latest ebook: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, written by Michael Wolff.
The ebook, which has sparked sharp criticisms amongst Trump’s opponents and the White House, urged that the U.S. president was mentally unfit and in addition closely criticised the Trump’s presidency.
Trump spent about three hours on the medical facility in Maryland for the check-up, his first as president.
The president, nevertheless, declared himself as “a very stable genius”, pushing again exhausting in opposition to any suggestion that he was mentally unfit.
The examination lasted a number of hours and measured issues like Trump’s blood strain, ldl cholesterol, blood sugar, coronary heart fee and weight.
The White House didn’t, nevertheless, present particular outcomes of these assessments.
Jackson, who additionally offered look after President Barack Obama and have become a White House doctor in 2006, is anticipated to supply an in depth readout of the examination on Tuesday and reply questions from reporters.
But conclusions about Trump’s psychological alertness weren’t anticipated because the White House stated Trump wouldn’t bear a psychiatric examination.
Bornstein had stated in a December 2015 letter: “If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
In September 2016, two months earlier than the November 2016 presidential election, Trump launched a five-paragraph letter from his long-time doctor, Dr Harold Bornstein, who concluded that Trump “is in excellent physical health”.
The letter put Trump’s blood strain and ldl cholesterol measurements within the wholesome vary, whereas his electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar had been regular.
The physician’s 2016 letter said that Trump’s testosterone degree, 441.6, was within the regular vary, as had been his Prostate-specific antigen studying for prostate abnormalities and assessments of his liver and thyroid.
Trump was 70 when he took workplace on Jan. 20, 2017, making him the oldest particular person ever elected to the nation’s highest workplace.