TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -President Donald Trump did “exceedingly well” on a cognitive screening and is perfectly healthy, according to a White House physician. However, much of the media and Twitter did not believe a word of it.
Navy Rear Admiral Doctor Ronny Jackson, Trump’s military physician, announced Tuesday that the president’s overall health is “excellent” and he is medically fit to serve as commander in chief.
Jackson listed a range of tests the 71-year-old president underwent last week during his first periodic physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“All clinical data indicates the president is healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency,” he said.
Reporters at the press briefing could not believe the news, with one reporter asking how Trump could be considered healthy, despite his diet and lack of exercise.
“Tell me how a guy that eats McDonald’s hamburgers and fried chicken and all those diet cokes and never exercises is in as good of shape as you say he’s in,” one reporter asked.
“It’s called genetics. I don’t know, some people have just great genes,” Jackson answered.
“You know, I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.”
“He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him,”Jackson added.
Many on social media did not believe Jackson’s assessment either, pointing to the fact that Trump’s family has a history of Alzheimer's.
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