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White House Issues Statement Saying Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'—But Twitter Has Concerns

White House Issues Statement Saying Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'—But Twitter Has Concerns
KM
4 months ago

Despite Trump's preference for primarily consuming red meat and chugging gallons of diet coke, coupled with a lack of an exercise regimen, the president is in tip-top shape according to a White House statement. 

The physical took place on Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, conducted by White House physician and a rear admiral in the Navy, Ronny L. Jackson. 

The dubious statement said that the physical “went exceptionally well," and that Trump was in "Excellent health." 

Skepticism around Mr. Trump's test results wasn't helped by the fact that the White House statement misspelled Dr. Jackson's name. 

The White House statement did not include any data or test results from the president's physical. 

Prior to the examination, a separate statement revealed that the 71-year old president would not undergo any psychological testing and other cognitive exams that would identify signs of mental disorders like dementia.

The statement provoked some apprehension about Trump's actual health given the administration's penchant for withholding specific information from the public. But such practice is hardly anything new in the history of the White House according to the New York Times.

In the past, physicians examining presidents have mischaracterized or hidden illnesses to present them as healthier: President Franklin D. Roosevelt readily acknowledged his polio, for instance, but his White House doctor hid the severe high blood pressure that led to heart failure.

Even Trump's personal physician for over three decades, Dr. Harold Bornstein, made the bold claim during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected." 

Even 45 himself boasted, "I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!" 

But Twitter still had their concerns.

The juxtaposition between administrations is glaring. 

Could good genetics support Trump's health?

But if genetics were to come into play, Trump's future doesn't seem fruitful.