6 questions about President Donald Trump's health answered

Alicia Cross
January 21, 2018

More than a few people pointed to a photo of Trump standing side-by-side with Obama, who is 6-foot-1, and the men appear to be the same height.

Jackson also said that Trump occasionally takes the sleeping pill Ambien to help him rest on flights.

"He's probably been that way his whole life", Jackson said.

Being overweight, or in this case borderline obese, does increase Trump's risk for diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot".

"He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", he joked.

Trump is also not alone in his lack of interest in exercise.

"All data indicates the president is healthy and will remain so for the duration of his presidency", doctor Ronny Jackson told a White House briefing following last week's physical, which determined the 71-year-old to be in "excellent" health.

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President Donald J. Trump talks with doctors on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Bethesda, MD, following the President's annual physical at the medical facility.

The president scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Jackson reported.

According to him, it is evident that the President did not suffer from mental issues that could prevent him from functioning in office and can serve out two terms of eight years.

In that vein, Jackson said he was getting a nutrition specialist to work with White House chefs to "cut calories" and is working with First Lady Melania Trump to put together an exercise program for the President.

Jackson declined during his question and answer session to compare Trump's health to that of other presidents, and he described Trump as in good health outside of needing to lose weight and to exercise.

Jackson began his remarks by reading off the results from a series of tests that were performed on the president.

The navy doctor delivered the assessment at an hour-long press conference at the White House on Tuesday, saying the president's health was "excellent", his mind was "sharp" and he needs only four or five hours' sleep a night. ABC's Jonathan Karl asked.

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