At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity – The New York Times

The memo from Dr. Conley also said Mr. Trump was never under sedation or anesthesia during his checkup. It was not clear whether he either did not have a colonoscopy, which the White House had said he was due for in the coming year, or had a virtual colonoscopy, which can be conducted without anesthesia. In 2010, Mr. Obama underwent a virtual colonoscopy.

Dr. Conley also said physical exams did not show any changes in the condition of Mr. Trump’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, gums, heart, lungs, skin and gastrointestinal and neurological systems.

Last year, when many of Mr. Trump’s critics had raised questions about his erratic behavior and mental state, the president asked Dr. Jackson for a cognitive test designed to screen for neurological impairment. He received a perfect score on that test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test, and the military doctor said there was no evidence that Mr. Trump suffered from any mental issues that would prevent him from performing his duties in office.

The White House did not say whether the doctors repeated the Montreal test this year or performed similar ones. The White House also did not list what kinds of specialists examined Mr. Trump, what their areas of expertise are or if any of them were psychologists or psychiatrists.

This year’s report on Mr. Trump’s condition had none of the theatrics that surrounded the release last year of Mr. Trump’s medical results when Dr. Jackson delivered a report at the podium in the White House briefing room, and took questions from reporters.

“It’s called genetics,” Dr. Jackson said of the president’s good health. “I told the president if he had eaten healthier over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200.”

Dr. Jackson’s performance was widely mocked for mirroring the hyperbolic language of the president he had examined, and for whom he appeared to be performing. But the fawning language appeared to appeal to at least an audience of one: Mr. Trump soon nominated Dr. Jackson to serve as secretary of veterans affairs.

Dr. Jackson later withdrew his nomination after allegations of misconduct during his time as a physician in the White House. He still serves in the White House medical unit, but no longer in the position of the president’s physician.


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