President Donald Trump has “excellent health”. This was announced by the chief doctor of the White House Ronnie Jackson after the first medical examination of Trump as the 45th head of the US administration.
“The medical examination of the president passed at the National Medical Center of the US Navy named Walter Reed exceptionally well, the president has excellent health, I will share some details of the medical check-up at the briefing next Tuesday,” he said in a statement.
For Trump, who will turn 72 on June 14, this is the first medical examination as head of state and commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
Although US presidents are not required to undergo such physical examinations, this has become common practice since the time of the 37th head of the administration, Richard Nixon (1913-1994). Barack Obama, who was succeeded on January 20, 2017 in the White House by Trump, for eight years in power did it four times. In 2016, he was checked for vision, hearing, nasopharynx, thyroid gland, lungs, heart, skin, esophagus, muscles, bones and brain activity.
In previous such cases, the doctors of the medical center of the Navy, located in Bethesda (a suburb of Washington), usually put their signatures on the conclusion that the health of a president allows him to fulfill his duties before the end of his term.
Trump does not drink alcohol and does not smoke, likes to play golf. The last time he publicly discussed his state of health in September 2016, when he was still a presidential candidate. Then, in an interview with the television program Dr.Oz Show, he indicated that he had undergone “all medical tests,” and his cholesterol level is “very good”. According to the billionaire, at a weight of about 107 kg he would like to lose weight by 7 kg.