Trump in 'excellent health' after physical examination, says doctor

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Trump in 'excellent health' after physical examination, says doctor

"The president's physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well", Jackson said in a statement the White House provided to reporters.

Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for the Friday afternoon checkup, his first as president, before departing for Florida for the weekend.

Jackson says he looks forward to providing additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday.

Trump's exam took place under the supervision of Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician.

It has been heightened by revelations in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff.

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David M. Reiss, a Californian psychiatrist and a contributor to the book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" also signed the letter.

The released details of the physical exam could finally lay to rest a mystery surrounding Mr Trump's exact height.

Absent such an health assessment, "the American people will not have a clear understanding about the health and well-being of the President", the medical experts write.

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

While speaking with advisers at the White House on Thursday, Donald Trump was asked about his physical.

Meanwhile, Dr. Lee and Dr. Leonard L. Glass penned an for Politico Magazine on Wednesday defending their position on evaluating the president from afar.

Trump had a total cholesterol level of 169, "good" HDL cholesterol of 63, "bad" LDL cholesterol of 94 and blood pressure of 116/70, according to the letter.

As the 2016 presidential election came to a close, questions about the health of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were raised.

He said Trump, who does not use alcohol or tobacco, takes medication to control his cholesterol and also takes a low-dose aspirin daily. He does, however, drink gallons of Diet Coke per week, cans of which he summons with a red button.

"I'll be very surprised if it doesn't", said the 71-year-old Trump, who last January became the oldest person ever to take office as president.

Doctors who have performed presidential physicals said the task of releasing information that is ordinarily bound by strict privacy rules can prove daunting. He is also the heaviest president in at least a generation and consumes a diet heavy with Big Macs, Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza, well-done steak and two rounds of dessert.

"You have to remember if there is something wrong with a president that kicks him out of office, everyone who comes with him leaves".

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