WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump performed “exceedingly well” on cognitive screening during his recent physical examination.
That’s according to his White House physician, navy doctor Ronny Jackson.
The doctor says he had “absolutely no concerns” about the 71-year-old president’s cognitive abilities, but performed the screening because Trump asked him to do it.
Jackson says Trump’s overall health “is excellent.” Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump’s first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital.
Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam, Jackson said.
Jackson said the president achieved a perfect score on the test, which was included in last Friday’s medical checkup.
Jackson says Trump’s 30 out of 30 score means there’s no indication that Trump has any cognitive issues.
The doctor speculates that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office.
Jackson describes Trump as “very sharp” and “very articulate when he speaks to me.”
The doctor says he’s found “no reason whatsoever” to think the president has any issues with his thought process.