President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

"I didn't think it was indicated and I didn't think we should do it", he said, referring to the cognitive assessment Trump had requested and citing his day-to-day interactions with the President since January of previous year.

Trump's mental health and acuity have been a subject of fierce discussion since the publication of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

It comes after White House doctor Ronny Jackson found the US President to be 190 centimetres, weighing 107 kilograms, putting him in the overweight category, reports The Sun.

Jackson, who has served three presidents, described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me".

Dr Jackson said the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, was done at Mr Trump's behest because he wanted to put an end to speculation about his mental health, which his critics repeatedly question.

It was the first time a sitting president has undergone such testing, Dr Jackson said, as he answered extensive questions from reporters about everything from how much TV Mr Trump watches to his prostate health. Jackson said that Trump's cholesterol level is now elevated, so he is increasing Trump's medication.

The president has said he takes a statin drug created to lower cholesterol levels.

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Since becoming President, Trump has continued making similar claims, offering that he could score higher on an IQ test than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and claiming earlier this month that he is a "genius".

Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended.

When asked how someone who consumes McDonald's, fried chicken, and Diet Coke but hardly exercises could be in such good health, Jackson replied, "it's called genetics".

Trump also takes medication to help with his hair loss and rosacea, Jackson said, concluding that he is completely healthy and should remain so for the duration of his presidency. Jackson said that there is "absolutely nothing" that is being withheld from the public and that Trump's release of information is "hands down" the broadest in history.

President Trump scored 30 (out of 30). "He's just one of those people, I think, that does not require a lot of sleep".

"The reason that we did the cognitive assessment is, plain and simple, because the President asked me to do it", Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD told members of the media.

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