Trump fires back, says Durbin 'misrepresented' remarks

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That type of transparency is a shift for Trump, who has been unwilling to disclose information that candidates and presidents typically reveal, such as his tax returns.

Trump's physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - says the president achieved a ideal score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical checkup. "He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both".

Jackson's stellar review of President Trump is likely to take his critics - who have been claiming he is mentally unfit for office - by surprise, particularly as they have pointed to signs of dementia, Alzheimers and other cognitive deterioration.

"It has been my experience that the president is very sharp and he's very articulate when he speaks to me". As the President's physician, Jackson travels with Trump on almost all of his trips and works in close proximity to Trump on a daily basis. "10 to 15 pounds".

"He continues to enjoy the significant long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol", Jackson wrote.

President Donald Trump's doctor says he's confident that Trump has a "very strong and a very probable possibility" of completing his presidency "with no medical issues".

Trump has been seen out on the golf course, and the guidelines do say that "some activity is better than none", but if his doctor has any say in the matter, Trump will be exercising more. Last week, a group of mental health professionals sent a public letter to Jackson, requesting he test Trump's cognitive abilities.

"We picked one of the ones that was a little longer, a little more involved", Jackson said. Tests have shown he has high cholesterol and there's evidence of heart disease, but Jackson said tests show his heart is functioning well.


"I don't know", Jackson said jocularly.

Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming U.S. president.

President Trump was given an excellent chance of exceeding the average life expectancy for an American man, which the National Centre for Health Statistics places at 78.6. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) as well as White House chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller expressed reservations about the plan, according to a Washington Post report.

At 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds, the 71-year-old president had a blood pressure reading of 122/74 and a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minutes.

White House and Navy Doctor Ronny Jackson gave details on Tuesday following Mr Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital.

I remember a flustered White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sticking his head into a Florida press room - during the visit of Chinese President Xi - telling reporters that upcoming remarks by White House officials would be on background (meaning: we can't say the names of the people who briefed us) and on camera, then changing his mind moments later, saying they wouldn't be, only to change his mind again.

Trump attempted to clarify matters about his mental abilities by tweeting that he was a "very stable genius".

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