On Tuesday, January 16th, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson released President Trump’s medical results during the White House press briefing. Jackson shared the details of Trump’s vitals, physical exams, and medical history.
Ultimately, Jackson revealed that all of Trump’s vitals and exam results were normal. He called Trump’s overall health “excellent” and said it will remain so for the duration of his presidency. The President will be making minor diet and exercise changes over the years to maintain his good health and prevent any further complications.
However, CNN later reported that, according to their doctor, President Trump has a common heart disease. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussed the red flags he saw with Trump’s calcium score—an indicator of the risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease.
The medical results determined that Trump’s score has more than tripled since 2009. Nine years ago, Trump’s score was at 34 and today, Trump’s score is at 133.
A score of more than 100 is reportedly “high risk” for developing CAD within 3-5 years. Dr. Gupta called Trump’s score “concerning” and said it could potentially lead to a heart concern (ie: heart attack, cardiac arrest) in the near future.
According to Business Insider, Dr. Jackson previously responded to Gupta’s claim insisting that Trump's "heart is very healthy" and there is "no evidence of cardiovascular disease."
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also issued an official response. Sanders stated that Dr. Jackson is the "only credible source when it comes to diagnosing any health concerns" regarding the President. Unlike Dr. Gupta, Jackson has spent a significant amount of time with the President and is "the most qualified." Read more about the White House's response here.
During CNN’s segment, the reporters also focused on Trump’s weight, calling him “.1 pound shy of obese.” Social Media users pointed fingers at CNN for purposefully seeking out negative information regarding the President’s health.
Watch the CNN video below for more information:
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