Former Barack Obama Staffers Defend Donald Trump Physician Ronny Jackson

Lester Mason
January 23, 2018

He achieved a ideal score of 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (Moca), a test that screens for illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia (but does not assess fitness to lead).

Trump is also on a few regular medications, including 10 milligrams of Crestor to lower his cholesterol, 81 milligrams of aspirin daily, Propecia for male pattern baldness, a topical cream to treat rosacea, and a multivitamin for daily health. Asked if Trump is in flawless health, Maron offered a blunt reply: "God, no". In fact, Jackson went out of his way to specifically draw attention to President's healthy heart. "Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag". "The president's overall health is excellent", he said, repeating "excellent" eight times: "Hands down, there's no question that he is in the excellent range. That is completely contradicted". Tom Cotton and David Perdue and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to cover for Trump's racist outburst, and in the fawning public performances by White House officials Stephen Miller and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Perdue was on ABC television and flatly denied Trump said it.

"I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump said. Rader said. "What was his LDL before he started taking it?"

One reporter raised concern about the president's diet and said: "Tell me how a guy who eats McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and all those diet Cokes and never exercises is in as good a shape as you say he's in". Jackson also added that Trump's blood pressure and heart rate is completely normal. An ultrasound of the heart was normal, he said.

"It's called the Fat but Fit paradox", says Jennifer Kuk, Ph.D., an obesity researcher and an associate professor at York University School of Kinesiology and Health Science, in Toronto. I don't think he does that anymore.

Trump has a 16.7 percent risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or a stroke, over the next 10 years, according to the American College of Cardiology risk calculator.

Jackson said he hadn't heard of any past president ever having a cognitive assessment while in office.

The cognitive test taken by Donald Trump last week is not a comprehensive psychological evaluation, its creator has said.

But on Wednesday morning Gupta, who did not examine Trump, took Jackson's data and declared that Trump has heart disease, prompting instant ridicule from people on both sides of the political aisle. On CNN, Gupta repeatedly showed a chart suggesting that levels above 100 indicate someone with heart disease. "And when you look at risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer you can see weight is a risk factor", explains Kuk.

If you were, for whatever reason, excited about the "Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards Of The Year" that President Trump promised for January 8, then postponed until Wednesday, well, don't get your hopes too high.

"That tells you there's some calcium", he said. "I guess once was enough for President Obama to know that trying to give any good advice to Donald would be a complete waste of time, only falling on deaf ears.and the empty space between those ears", one CNN reader commented on the site's Facebook page.

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