Donald Trump's real weight being questioned with #Girther movement

Donald Trump's real weight being questioned with #Girther movement

Donald Trump's real weight being questioned with #Girther movement

White House physician Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that he had screened Trump for neurological impairments at the President's asking during a yearly medical exam last week, and that Trump had scored 30 out of 30 on the cognitive test. Meanwhile, a "girther" conspiracy over the height and weight numbers provided by Jackson about Trump quickly spread online.

Trump is considered overweight and borderline obese at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters) tall and 239 pounds (108 kg).

Trump was aiming to lose between 10 to 15 pounds.

Ahead of the results Dr Sanjay Gupta, speaking to CNN, said: "I don't want to be rude about it, but the president doesn't look healthy and what we know of his diet and exercise habits, he doesn't lead a predictably healthy lifestyle". "He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both".

"Can you explain to me how a guy who eats McDonald's and fried chicken and all the Diet Cokes and who never exercises is in as good of shape as you say he's in?"

Jackson also confirmed Trump's "above average" exercise capacity, even though he does not exercise.

But the physician said the cognitive test had raised no concerns.

At Trump's request, Jackson also conducted a cognitive test-likely to put rumors about Trump's mental fitness to rest.

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Jackson replied that Trump's heart is "in the excellent category".

"The president is mentally very sharp, very intact".

Doctors say cognitive concerns need to be taken seriously, especially as people get older. "Right, he does not see race", Eric Trump said.

"It's called genetics", Dr. Jackson said. "Some people just have great genes".

For context, adults aged 65 and up are recommended to get between seven and eight hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Jackson said that Trump's "overall health is excellent", adding that the president had mostly normal results on several tests of his cholesterol and heart health. "It's just the way he's wired". Whereas most of Trump's predecessors would arrive in the Oval Office by 9 a.m.to commence with their morning routines, Trump prefers to stay in the private residence where he can watch TV, catch up on the coverage of his administration from major newspapers and send out tweets.

He apparently has a lot of energy and stamina.

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