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>> Good afternoon, everyone.>> After weeks of speculation over President Trump's mental fitness his physician, Dr. Ronnie Jackson, on Tuesday gave a very lengthy press conference giving the President's mental and physical health a big thumbs up.>> The President's overall health is excellent. His cardiac performance during his physical exam is very good.
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He continues to enjoy the significant long term cardiac and over all health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol. We discussed diet, exercise and weight loss. He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates, and from a routine exercise regimen.
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>> For a president known for his love of fast-food and his disdain of exercise, except for the frequent visit to one of his golf courses, Jackson admitted that might be a challenge.>> You know, he and I talked and he would like to lose over the next, I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so, is to lose 10 to 15 pounds.
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>> Can you explain to me how a guy who eats McDonalds->>
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and Kentucky Fried Chicken and all his Diet Cokes and never exercises is in as good a shape as you say he's in?>> It's called genetics. I don't know.>> As for the President's mental abilities, which were called into question following the release of Fire and Fury, Dr. Jackson said Trump did exceedingly well on a cognitive test which he said the President himself requested.
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The doctor was also asked to explain this moment.>> And God bless The United States, thank you very much.>> In which the president appeared to slur or as someone online speculated, lose his dentures. Jackson chalked that up to dry mouth.>> Does the president wear dentures?>> He does not.
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The president has no partial or dentures of any kind. Trump's bill of health during the campaign was notoriously Trump-like and vague, in which his doctor apparently wrote that Trump would quote, be the healthiest individual ever elected to the Presidency. But on Tuesday Dr. Jackson, who was also Obama's physician, said he wasn't hiding anything.
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>> So is there anything you're keeping from us for privacy reasons?>> I can promise you there is absolutely nothing that I'm withholding from this, and I can tell you