The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Sunday that he enjoys "very good health" after undergoing the first phase of his annual medical check-up.
Trump underwent the first tests tonight at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Washington. “Everything very well (great!). It will be completed next year, ”he wrote in his Twitter account.
The White House has pointed out that Trump underwent a quick examination and some analysis. "In anticipation of a very busy 2020, the president takes advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, DC, to begin his routine annual physical exam," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham explained in a statement. .RELATED
"The president remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as evidenced by his repeated energetic actions against thousands of Americans several times a week," Grisham added, without giving more details of the test to Trump, an unscheduled trip by the president to the medical center that caused some skepticism among American journalists by not coinciding with the dates of other previous tests.
In a tweet, Grisham denounced the questions as irresponsible. "It seems to be much more fun for people / some reporters to speculate and spread irresponsible / dangerous rumors," he admonished.
In February, Trump was declared "in very good health" by the White House doctor after hours of exams. The president, known for his love for well-made burgers and steaks and his dislike of the gym, gained weight in 2017 and raised his body mass index to the obese category.
It is expected that next year he will repeat the cognitive tests that were carried out in 2018. On that occasion, the president passed the Cognitive Assessment of Montreal tests, which allows to detect minor problems through a series of 30 questions.
Among other things, the exam analyzes attention, concentration, memory, language, calculation and the execution of functions. It usually takes about 10 minutes and any score above 26 points is considered normal. Donald Trump managed 30 out of 30.
The debate on the mental health of the presidents was fueled during the second term of Ronald Reagan, in the 80s, when some observers began to question themselves about the deterioration of Reagan's intellectual abilities, which, years after leaving power, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
With information from Europa Press and AFP