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White House doctor declares Trump 'in excellent health'

White House doctor declares Trump 'in excellent health'

First, it's important to note that the president isn't required to undergo a medical exam.

But the White House said the claims about Trump's mental health are "complete fantasy".

"He needs to be screened for diabetes absolutely", she said.

There is a long history of the White House picking and choosing what to reveal about the commander in chief's health, said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. "If I were his private psychiatrist, I would recommend a full neuropsychiatric evaluation".

The doctor who conducted psychiatric exams on the US Air Force, told Politico: "My biggest concern has really been the whole nuclear threat".

It remains unclear what of Jackson's exam will be released and when that might happen.

According to the recently published book Fire and Fury, by author Michael Wolff, the listing of Mr Trump as 6ft 3ins in 2016 was done to avoid him "having a body mass index that would label him as obese". The normally routine examination coincided with swirling questions about Trump's physical and medical fitness for office. Doctors said at the time that the cancer did not require chemotherapy. "And the three most frequent armchair diagnoses made for Trump - narcissistic personality disorder, delusional disorder, and dementia - are all badly misinformed", Frances wrote for STAT in September.

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And some mental-health professionals have stated they don't agree with Lee and others who worry about Trump's mental fitness.

RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Brian O'Donovan looks ahead as US President Donald Trump is set to undergo his first medical examination since taking office.

Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the exam to Trump at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., right before the president departed for a holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr Trump himself has pushed back hard against any suggestion that he's mentally unfit, declaring himself "a very stable genius".

A reporter asked Trump on Thursday how he thought Friday's physical would go. He also chows down on well-done steaks, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream and reportedly downs 12 Diet Cokes a day.

His mental state notwithstanding, Trump is the most physically out-of-shape president since William Howard Taft a century ago.

He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness.


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