President Trump To Undergo His First Official Medical Exam

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

US President Donald Trump will undergo mental and physical test on Friday.

During that same scrum, the president said, "It better go well; otherwise the stock market will not be happy".

This Friday, Donald Trump has an unusual appointment on his agenda.

The Pentagon also will look for ways to start the transition process for service members earlier during their time in uniform, the official said, though the timelines are not yet clear.

In it he alleges aides felt Mr Trump's "mental powers were slipping" and says the president repeated himself constantly - a possible symptom of cognitive decline.

According to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who briefed the press on the plans, a primary goal is to drive down suicides among veterans - especially recent veterans, who have been found to commit suicide at a rate of double the general population within the first year after being released to the general population.

Democrats who are publicly questioning Trump's mental state - including those who invited a psychiatrist to Capitol Hill for a briefing last month - are in danger of falling into this trap. When discussing Trump's upcoming medical examination, Gidley also said that Trump would not undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey.

Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, in December 2015 had issued a letter about the then-presidential candidate's health.

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GETTY TURNING POINT Donald Trump's first physical exam could be a major event

Wolff said most journalists who cover the White House daily are uncomfortable writing about such an explosive claim because it would shut off their access to the administration.

Trump often spoke of veterans on the campaign trail and frequently mentions them at rallies. Lee insisted she was not attempting to diagnose President Trump's mental health; but rather warning that his behavior and actions pose a direct and indirect threat to public health because he has shown violent tendencies.

Trump was 70 when he took office on January 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever sworn into the nation's highest office.

The president has a well-known penchant for fast food and an aversion to exercise.

Michael Wolff questioned Trump's fitness for the presidency in his tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", about the inner working of the White House. "And that's been a very sad situation, but we are taking care of them".

Trump previously described the book as a "work of fiction".

In response, Dr. Pinsky offered short psychological profiles of former Presidents like Teddy Roosevelt, well known for violent rhetoric and temperamental bluster, and Abraham Lincoln, who is believed to have suffered from clinical depression.

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