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Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

Jackson said he is looking into increasing Trump's dose of Crestor, but didn't specify by how much.

Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson was so effusive in extolling the totally wonderful, surpassingly marvelous, superbly stupendous and extremely awesome health of the president that the doctor sounded nearly Trumpian. That means he's gained three pounds over the past year, according to his last official records.

Ziad Nasreddine has just learned that the Montreal Cognitive Assessment he developed as a young neurologist two decades ago was used to assess the cognitive functions of one of the world's most powerful people. But "if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old", the White House physician proclaimed. "He has incredibly good genes and that's just the way God made him".

Jackson said he gave the president a test called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which is "a cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease", according to its website.

In fact, the New Yorker, in its May 8, 2017 issue, wrote that Trump considers exercise, other than golf, to be "misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy".

"He's very sharp. He's very articulate when he speaks to me", said Jackson, who works in close proximity to the president. Although it was not part of the official medical records that were released yesterday, after further questioning, Jackson also revealed that Trump underwent a coronary calcium CT scan as part of his routine physical exam. And the notion that Trump is in "excellent health" doesn't jive with the stats.

"The 6'3" president now weighs 239 pounds, Jackson said - 3 pounds heavier than he was in September 2016, the last time Trump revealed his weight to the public.

"It's called genetics. I don't know".

In order to make sure Trump sticks to a healthy regimen, Jackson half-jokingly said that he would get first lady Melania Trump on the president's case if needed.

Trump's critics have openly questioned his mental health, and an explosive book on his presidency published earlier this month described aides as having doubts about his fitness for office.

Mr Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Dr Jackson said.