Trump is in 'very good health', says White House doctor

Trump is in 'very good health', says White House doctor

Trump is in 'very good health', says White House doctor

Four current and former White House Medical Unit staff members told CNN they were ashamed of Jackson's rosy assessment of Trump's health despite the publicly released data clearly showing a different picture.

Then-presidential physician Ronny Jackson a year ago released results from Trump's medical exam showing he was borderline obese - weighing 239 pounds at 6 feet, 3 inches tall - but declared the president to be "fit for duty" and in "excellent health".

It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories.

Jackson later was nominated by Trump to run the Department of Veteran Affairs, but the admiral withdrew his name after allegations of misconduct surfaced, including accusations he improperly dispensed medication.

President Trump is "in very good health" and expected to remain healthy for "the duration of his Presidency, and beyond", the president's doctor reported Friday following a physical exam that lasted almost four hours and included 11 specialists. It's unclear how much more detail will be released in the coming days.

The physical, his second as President of the United States, was conducted at Walter Reed hospital on Friday afternoon. He also happened to put Trump exactly one pound shy of being considered "obese" and said Trump didn't have heart disease even though the data suggested he might. He specified that the president was not under sedation or anesthesia at any point during the exam.

Trump has described his chief exercise as walking around the White House compound and standing up at public events.

Presidents aren't required to have an annual medical exam or to release any of the results, but Trump's recent predecessors have undergone regular exams and typically released summaries of the findings. He was spotted eating Dover sole prepared by chefs in the White House, but still indulges in his favorite fast foods and red meat.

The president's health has attracted attention before.

In January, Trump hosted the strapping athletes of America's champion college football team, the Clemson Tigers, with a mountain of hamburgers and pizzas.

Not for Trump the basketball sessions that Barack Obama sweated through in the White House, or the bike rides of George W Bush.

"He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", Jackson, who created a weight loss plan for Trump, said at the time.

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