“It’s called genetics. I don’t know. Some people have just great genes.

"I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.

“I don’t know. It’s just the way God made him.” 

White House physician, Dr Ronny Jackson, said it while presenting the outcome of US President Donald Trump’s medical fitness.

Jackson said that the president could eat KFC and McDonald’s and still be in great shape because God gave him ‘incredible genes’.

The White House physician also declared the president as “very healthy” and his overall health “excellent” in spite of his unhealthy habits.

The physician’s press briefing came after Trump underwent his first physical examination as president on Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland.

Jackson said Trump received a perfect score on a cognitive test designed to screen for neurological impairment.

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According to him, it is evident that the President did not suffer from mental issues that could prevent him from functioning in office and can serve out two terms of eight years.

“I’ve found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes,” Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy, said.

A book published earlier this month, “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, asserted that even Trump’s own advisers and associates questioned his fitness for office.

Trump, the doctor said, asked for the cognitive test to answer his critics and attempt to quell questions about his mental abilities.

Jackson said with mostly normal results on a battery of tests and examinations “excellent”, Trump, 71, has remarkably good cardiac health, probably because he does not smoke or drink alcohol.


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