White House doctor Ronny Jackson says President Donald Trump is “in excellent health” following his physical Friday.
“The President’s physical exam today went exceptionally well.,” Jackson said in a statement released by the White House. “The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday.”
The White House doctor’s declaration came after Trump received his first medical check-up at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday.
Trump’s mental state has become an issue of concern recently following revelations in a recent book: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, written by Michael Wolff.
The book, which has sparked sharp criticisms among Trump’s opponents and the White House, suggested that the U.S. president was mentally unfit and also heavily criticised the Trump’s presidency.
Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Maryland for the check-up, his first as president.
The president, however, declared himself as “a very stable genius”, pushing back hard against any suggestion that he was mentally unfit.
The examination lasted several hours and measured things like Trump’s blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, heart rate and weight.