Reckoning time: Trump checks in for another medical checkup

Blanche Robertson
February 9, 2019

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to the President, announced that President Donald Trump is in "very good health" following his physical examination at the Walter Reed military hospital Friday. "By all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease", Gupta declared after the briefing, despite Jackson's own firm assertion that Trump was not suffering from heart disease. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

Jackson, a navy rear admiral, has since run into trouble over alleged ethical misconduct. and a different team assessed 72-year-old Trump this time. His primary form of exercise is golf.

Are there a few things he could do to make himself a little healthier with the diet and exercise? With the White House kitchen too understaffed to cater a meal, Trump stepped in: He ordered burgers, french fries and pizza.

President Trump gives a thumbs up while walking on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One on Friday.

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Trump's former physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, became an Internet sensation a year ago for his public pronouncement that Trump has "incredibly good genes".

The exam isn't mandatory, but modern-day officeholders have them regularly and release a doctor's report to assure the public that they are fit for office. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which was higher than recommended.

Conley replaced Jackson after Trump nominated the latter to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.

In the intervening time, Trump is supposed to have been dieting and starting an exercise regimen to lose some pounds and lower his bad cholesterol levels. Jackson, who is still under investigation, will also travel and work closely with White House staff. Trump said previous year he takes a statin drug to lower his cholesterol. Conley noted that the final results of Trump's 2019 physical exam have not yet been fully processed.

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