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Donald Trump `did exceedingly well´ in cognitive screening test

23 Janvier 2018

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, said on Tuesday that Trump was in excellent health overall but needed to lose weight, eat better, and break a sweat more often.

Jackson said Trump was given the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test - a series of questions asking the test taker to remember a list of words, recognize animals, draw a specific time on a clock and draw a cube, among other tasks. "He is fit for duty", he said.

The past year has been eventful for Mr Trump as he fights continued allegations over connections with Russian Federation, escalated the rhetoric with North Korea, fought the battle at home over healthcare and fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, amongst taking swipes at the media and announcing plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. "I'm really thrilled and happy they chose to use it over other tests".

Trump did not undergo a psychiatric exam.

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump's first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a flawless score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.

The doctor said he had "absolutely no concerns", adding: "He's very sharp".

The results come amid questions about Mr Trump's mental fitness for office. It's not a routine test and is generally only administered after someone expresses concern, though Medicare does cover the exam. He also points out that it can be tricked by someone with a very high level of education.

Nasreddine told The Huffington Post, "The test is a screening measure. It has limitations", he said.

People can pass the MoCa test despite also showing signs of memory problems like forgetting appointments or their way home, and may need a closer look at their cognitive function. And one Arab-Canadian couldn't be prouder.

After staying with an uncle in 1983, they received permanent residency, and Nasreddine went on to attend medical school at the University of Sherbrooke.

Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office. During a press conference Tuesday, the doctor was asked how the president could possibly be healthy with a diet loaded with fast food and up to 12 Diet Cokes a day.

"He has gone above and beyond what I would consider a requirement to demonstrate his cognitive abilities", Jackson said.

"It's an honour for me to be able to contribute, to assessing the president of the United States".

The focus then shifted to what Sanders labeled "the most important news of the week" - the results from Trump's physical exam, with Sanders calling on Jackson to take the podium and provide more details. "I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!"

"Nobody thought, including the Democrats, they could work this well", Trump said of the tax plan.

Donald Trump `did exceedingly well´ in cognitive screening test