People don't believe Trump's weight, take to Twitter to start Girther Movement

Marie Harrington
January 22, 2018

Jackson has already increased the dosage of the Trump's cholesterol-lowering medication and recommended a low-carbohydrate and low-fat diet, along with an exercise regimen.

"And I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his, you know, his neurological function", Dr. Jackson told reporters, according toCNN. "I've found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".

Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds, which Jackson said led him to conclude with confidence that the president "has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues".

"I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probably possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues", said Dr Jackson.

Trump's flying colors on his cognitive test gave his supporters ammo to try to put to rest the narrative that has emerged in recent months that Trump is mentally unfit for office or could even be experiencing early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

"It's called genetics", Jackson said, shrugging.

Trump's suggested weight and body circumference has given rise to the "girther" movement, and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn offered to pay $100,000 to a charity of Trump's choosing if the president would publicly step on a weighing scale.

Dr Jackson said he had not planned to do a cognitive test but Mr Trump asked him to, and he did "exceedingly well" on it.

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"The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes", added Jackson, "and it's just the way God made him".

Regarding his physical health, he said he had dieted successfully before.

Before Jackson spoke, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent several minutes explaining why his assessment should be trusted.

Trump's first-year approval rating stood at 39 percent, the lowest of any president.

However, Dr. Jackson did admit that Trump's weight was an issue that he and the president were now working to get under control. After the medical exam was over, one of the presiding physicians spoke to the media about Trump's overall health. That letter reported his cholesterol levels were controlled with medication and were within the healthy range for a man his age. The only medications he is now taking are Propecia for male hair loss, one for Rosacea and a multivitamin, Jackson also confirmed.

He added that he did not intend to carry out a cognitive test but the President insisted, and that the slurred speech was simply down to a dry mouth.

Regardless, he would benefit from exercise and dietary changes, which Jackson said he will include in Trump's routine moving forward.

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