Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

On Friday, the doctor who examined President Trump's health and fitness announced that he is in "excellent health". 

Dr. Ronny Jackson further added, “The President's exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well. The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday.”

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a listening session on health care with truckers and CEOs from the American Trucking Associations in the Cabinet Room at the White House on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

President Trump underwent a three-hour assessment with military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. It's been a week since the President's mental health has been under extreme scrutiny.

Trump was 70 years old when he took office, making him the oldest President in the history of the USA.

Doubts about the President's physical and mental health have been raised constantly by some Democrats in Congress who claim that he is not fit to be in office. On the contrary, two months before the 2016 elections, Trump released a five-paragraph letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who deduced that Trump was "in excellent physical health."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd at the end of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A year earlier, Bornstein said in a letter, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Dr. Harold Bornstein (above) said in a letter, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." (Source: NBC News)

There have been several rumors floating about the President's diet, some claiming that Trump has an unhealthy affinity towards cheeseburgers. Some media houses also claim that he drinks a dozen diet cokes in a day.

Donald Trump loves McDonald's. Here he is pictured eating on board his jet. (Source: The Sun)

Trump is an avid golfer, and indulges in exhaustive forms of exercise and sleeps for only a few hours at night, The New York Times reports. 

In a 2015 interview, he told the news outlet, ‘‘All my friends who work out all the time, they’re going for knee replacements, hip replacements — they’re a disaster.’’

Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Many democratic representatives and the release of Michael Wolff's 'bogus' book have raised concerns about the President's mental accuracy and beyond his physical fitness, they claim that Trump is mentally unfit to be President. 

The White House has maintained that the president's mental and physical health couldn't be better. House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has slammed the rumors about his ill mental health as "disgraceful and laughable". Recently, the President had tweeted about his mental acuity being questioned; he asserted that he is known to be a “very stable genius”.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers a question during the daily briefing at the White House December 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Some psychiatrists have reached conclusions about the president's behavior without assessing him personally. They think it is their duty to warn against Trump's "unstable" behavior. Some House Democrats are seeking reports from psychiatrists trying to learn about his mental state.

The President is not liable to release any information regarding his personal health; However, in the interest of the curiosity of many of his critics and well as his supporters, he has requested Dr. Jackson to take questions from the media on Tuesday and clear any doubts the reporters might have. 

President Trump shaking hands with Dr. Ronny Jackson (Source: New Indian Express)

President Trump's physician Dr. Ronny Jackson is a Navy rear admiral and has served in the Iraq war as a doctor for a shock trauma platoon during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served as a physician for former president Barack Obama.

Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Although fitness tests are not mandatory for the presidential office, many government officials take regular check-ups from doctors to reassure themselves of their fitness to serve. 

In the past, none of the presidents have been subjected to fitness exams to prove their mental acuity or their physical state.

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