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President's Doctor: Trump Asked For Cognitive Exam, Did 'Exceedingly Well'

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Trump himself asked for an evaluation of his cognitive state, after questions were recently raised about it by a new book about the president, "Fire and Fury", said Jackson, who is a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

George Annas, the head of the Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, said he expects the report from Trump's medical exam to be brief.

On Tuesday, the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Johnson, announced that Trump was in "excellent health".

Despite popular opinion, President Donald Trump does not suffer from any mental illness. But Jackson reported that Trump got a flawless 30 out of 30 score on a common dementia screening exam called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

When pressed about Trump's infamous Twitter habits, Jackson said he couldn't explain that behavior. "He would not have got 30 out of 30". The test was developed as a simple screening tool for mild cognitive impairment-a condition that may or may not lead to dementia.

Ronny Jackson on Tuesday said President Donald Trump is "fit for duty", though added he could benefit from diet and exercise.

The appointment lasted four hours and involved 12 consultants.

According to Trump, who in the past has claimed that the human body is like a battery with a finite amount of energy, his low-level exercising is actually better for him than going to a gym to work out.

Mr Trump is on medication for hair loss and to lower cholesterol. "And so that's been mentioned in previous physical exams he's had done".

Jackson said that Trump, who weighs 239 pounds and stands 6 feet 3 inches tall, "would like to lose".

The White House doctor says he is both physically and mentally fit for office.

The doctor said he accidentally "dried up his secretions" by giving the President a dose of Sudafed.

"Trump said that he also gets exercise on the golf course, even though he usually uses a golf cart to traverse the course because walking the entire course takes up time".

As for his mental acuity, Trump was quick to note his doctor's pronouncement that he aced a cognitive exam, which he referenced with a dig at predecessors Obama, Bush and for not doing more to curb threats from North Korea.

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment consists of a series of short "brain-teasers" that assess a participant's attention span, memory, language, and similar cognitive functions.