The media has repeatedly questioned President Trump fitness to be president. They referenced how he slurred his speech during his speech announcing the decision to move the capital to Jerusalem, and they believed reports from Michael Wolff's book that said he frequently repeated himself and forgot names.
To put a stop to the rumors, President Trump insisted that his daughter put him through a cognitive assessment exam as part of his annual physical at the beginning of January.
President Trump's in-house doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson reported at a press briefing on Tuesday that President Trump scored a 30/30 on the test. This, the doctor said, confirmed his belief that President Trump has no cognitive problems, reported the Washington Examiner.
"I had no concerns about the president's cognitive ability," said Dr. Jackson, who oversaw the president's physical exam at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Jackson highlighted the fact that he would not have had President Trump take the neurological exam because he had no prior concerns. The exam was only performed at President Trump's insistence. The doctor said that this is the first time a president as took this sort of a test, as far as he is aware.
"He mentally is very sharp, very tact," Jackson told reporters, noting that Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. This test that can help detect mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.
He continued, "The cognitive test, it's well-respected. It's a test that's used throughout the United States...The fact that the president got 30/30 on that exam, there's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues."
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough had previously claimed on air that Trump may be suffering from "dementia." Others suggested that Trump, who is the oldest man to ever be elected, would not have the stamina to get through three more years in office.
However, Dr. Jackson roundly refuted these claims. He said the "incredible genes" and is extremely healthy despite having no regular exercise regime or diet.
"All clinical data indicates that [Trump] is currently very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," he said.
Maybe now the media will stop using the president's health against him, but I wouldn't hold my breath. In other news, the latest known victim of California's mudslides tragically discovered.