Doctor Sanjay Gupta has claimed US President Donald Trump has heart disease, despite Dr Ronny Jackson claiming he passed his physical examination with flying colours. Dr. Ronny Jackson - who also worked with the previous administration, and was praised in social media by former Barack Obama staff - said he never doubted this president's cognitive ability. After calling Trump's remarks "the most vile and vulgar language", Booker accused the secretary of enabling racism.
Dr Jackson said Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, adding: "The president is mentally very sharp, very intact". "I don't know. He has incredibly good genes and that's just the way God made him".
"Many of you may have picked up on the fact that we did do a cognitive assessment", Jackson said.
Trump took the test during the annual physical that is customary for presidents at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Friday.
Donald Trump could have stood the chance of living to 200 if he had eaten a healthier diet over the last two decades, according to the White House doctor.
"I've found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes", he said later.
The Navy doctor exhausted reporters' questions during an unusually lengthy hour-long session, at Trump's request, and said he did not withhold any information in the interests of privacy.
Dr Jackson said he would increase Mr Trump's daily dose of Crestor and bring in a nutritionist to work with White House chefs.
"I don't remember the specific words [Trump used]", Nielsen said under oath while recounting the meeting. "He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part but we're going to do both". Meanwhile, a "girther" conspiracy over the height and weight numbers provided by Jackson about Trump quickly spread online. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's so-called "bad" cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143.
However, the doctor suggested the president could look forward to good health in the immediate future, adding: "All clinical data indicates that the president is now very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency".
Nasreddine says 6,000 studies now cite the test and there at least 500 studies on the test itself that show its superiority in terms of detecting cognitive impairment connected specifically to Alheimer's disease and 20 other medical conditions, such as Parkinson's Disease, vascular dementia and cognitive impairment connected to Multiple Sclerosis.
He also has no heart disease and no family history of it.
Trump has experienced several recent episodes in which he appeared to slur his words, adding to concerns about his health. "It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment", Jackson said.