Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White House physician, briefed journalists today about Trump’s health and said he is in great shape. He also addressed the Democrats’ claims about Trump’s mental health and says he has zero concerns.
The Washington Examiner reports:
White House doctor: Trump scored 30 out of 30 on a cognitive exam he requested
President Trump insisted on taking a cognitive assessment exam as part of his annual physical last week, and scored a 30/30 on the test, confirming his doctor’s belief that he does not show any signs of mental deterioration.
“I had no concerns about the president’s cognitive ability,” Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump’s in-house doctor who oversaw his physical exam at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., last week, told reporters on Tuesday.
Jackson said Trump nevertheless requested that he undergo a neurological exam, presumably to combat heightened speculation among his critics about his fitness for office and overall mental health. He said it’s the first time any president took this kind of test, as far as he knows.
“He mentally is very sharp, very tact,” Jackson told reporters, noting that Trump scored 30 out of of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a test that can help detect mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.
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