White House says Trump is in 'excellent health' after physical

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An excerpt released from a forthcoming book by Corey Lewandowski, the president's former campaign manager, and David Bossie, a top aide, gave the exhaustive list of items on Trump's typical McDonald's order. Previous presidential physicals also mostly excluded mental acuity readings, at least any that were disclosed to the public.

"Media reports about my eating and sleeping habits, as well as my own admission during the campaign that I could lose a few pounds, can only contribute to the concern".

Donald Trump has his first medical exam as USA president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

Following this month's publication of a widely discussed, behind-the-scenes book about his first year in office, Trump on Twitter described himself as "a very stable genius" and earlier this week he allowed White House pool reporters and videographers to remain in the room for 55 minutes as he met with a group of senators with whom he was negotiating immigration legislation.

"Although I believe I am in good shape, the public can not help but wonder about my health".

Trump, 71, underwent the evaluation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Buchinsky said he wouldn't be surprised if the president also underwent an electrocardiogram and stress test on a treadmill to determine his cardiovascular health.

He said the president's pattern of behaviour has been "disturbing and it's worrisome and it really needs attention".

However, for people concerned about the president's cognitive health, a physical doesn't focus much on neurological status.

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To Yale University psychiatry professor Bandy Lee, not evaluating Trump despite what she considers obvious signs of mental degeneration since he took office will endanger the country.

President Donald Trump's physician on Friday declared him in "excellent health" after his first known physical checkup since his inauguration almost one year ago.

Trump was 70 when he took office, a year older than Ronald Reagan, America's next oldest president at the time of being sworn in.

Doctors who have performed presidential physicals said the task of releasing information that is ordinarily bound by strict privacy rules can prove daunting.

Physical exams for presidents have been a norm since Richard Nixon, according to ABC News, but they aren't required.

Trump has said he takes statin, a drug created to lower cholesterol levels. Bill Clinton, despite a weight problem, could run at an 8-minute-mile pace.

"When George W. Bush had my job at a substantially younger age, he submitted himself to a wide battery of tests from a team of doctors, and he released detailed results".

And his diet isn't known to have changed from the high-calorie dishes he has favored in the past: well-done steak with ketchup, meatloaf, hamburgers, vanilla ice cream, salads with blue cheese dressing and chocolate cake. He does, however, drink gallons of Diet Coke per week, cans of which he summons with a red button.