The president's doctor just shut down reporters begging for bad news

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Jackson says that based on the clinical information he has on Trump and his year of observing the president, "I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues".

Donald Trump has been deemed fit to serve as the president, the White House doctor announced after the U.S. commander in chief voluntarily underwent a cognitive test to put questions about his mental health to rest.

Jackson described Trump as being "very sharp" mentally and "fit for duty".

Asked about a much-discussed episode in which the president seemed to slur his words during a televised speech in December about the Middle East, Jackson said it might had been caused by Sudafed, a medicine for nasal congestion. "I'm not going to address it".

Jackson said he sees Trump in the White House daily and has never seen signs of mental illness. "It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment", Jackson said.

A usually routine affair, there has been a lot of interest over Trump's first presidential medical exam.


Despite the proclamation of a healthy president, there were people who were less convinced of Trump's reported weight and height. Jackson also said he plans to up the president's dosage of a medication meant to lower his cholesterol.

Trump is now taking several types of daily medication, Jackson wrote, including aspirin; Rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol; Finasteride to aid in the prevention of male pattern hair loss; Ivermectin to treat rosaccea when needed; and a multivitamin product.

Jackson told reporters during a press briefing that the cognitive exams were conducted at Trump's request and that he had no concerns over the president's mental abilities. He added that the president takes Crestor to help reduce his cholesterol levels, Propecia for male pattern baldness, and Soolantra for rosacea.

The president weighed 108kg and measured 1.90m tall at the exam, Dr Jackson said. However, he did say that, in theory, a flawless score on the Montreal test does not necessarily rule out cognitive decline. "I don't know. He has incredible genes, I just assume". "All data indicates the president is healthy and will remain so for the duration of his presidency", he added. The government recommends Medicare recipients over age 65 undergo a cognitive assessment as part of their annual physicals. Dr Jackson has worked in the White House since 2006 where he previously treated senior staff and cabinet members.

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor.

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