Trump’s medical exam included a mental health test — here’s how he did

Trump’s medical exam included a mental health test — here’s how he did
President Donald Trump passed his physical and a cognitive exam Friday, and Tuesday was declared by Dr. Ronny Jackson to be medically fit for office. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Much has been made of President Donald Trump’s mental health recently, with detractors repeatedly raising suspicions that Trump may not be mentally fit to be president.

But Trump had his first physical examination as president Friday, and it included a cognitive exam — at the president’s request. He was declared medically fit to continue serving as President of the United States, reports USA Today.

The results

  • Trump easily passed the cognitive exam, earning a perfect score. “The president is mentally very sharp, very intact,” said Dr. Ronny Jackson, the examining physician.
  • Trump weighed in at 239 pounds, three pounds above his weight at a 2016 physical.
  • Jackson recommended Trump lose 10 to 15 pounds over the course of the year and develop a regular fitness routine.
  • Jackson attributed Trump’s good health partially to the fact that he does not drink alcohol or use tobacco.
  • Jackson said “It’s called genetics — I don’t know” when asked how Trump was healthy despite his diet which includes significant amounts of fast food and soda.

Ending speculation

Trump’s opponents have used tweets about North Korea and reports questioning his mental health from the recently released book Fire and Fury to question whether the president is fit for office. Apparently, Trump decided a voluntary mental exam would silence those questions, forcing those who want him out of office to find some other way to attack him.