Trump's medical: Why's he having it and what to expect?

  • Trump's medical: Why's he having it and what to expect?

Trump's medical: Why's he having it and what to expect?

"They always are. Which is why I think the media will ultimately support Trump in the end because they're going to say if Trump doesn't win in three years, they're all out of business", he said.

The White House confirmed right before New Year's that Trump's "customary presidential physical" is scheduled for January 12 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Trump has publicised his medical information before.

The President is therefore also under no obligation to publish his full medical results, but White House doctor Ronny Jackson is expected to give what the administration has called a "readout".

Trump's private lawyers have threatened lawsuits, sending cease-and-desist letters to the book's author and publisher - and to former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who cooperated with author Michael Wolff, who was previously a columnist for USA TODAY.

Friday's exam will not include a psychiatric evaluation of Trump, who boasted recently of being a "very stable genius".

Past presidential physicals mainly paint a portrait of vigor - punctuated by details like workout routines and sports injuries - but Trump isn't known to exercise beyond short walks. The White House has called it "complete fantasy". Earlier in the month, Trump slurred his words during a speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump will need to answer questions regarding his sex life and sleeping habits, medical experts said.

Trump's 2016 physical listed his weight as 267 pounds, which Dr. Oz described as "slightly overweight". "All clinical data indicates that the president is now healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency". All sitting presidents should be evaluated, though most presidential physical exams have included only cursory evaluations of their mental health. Clinton allowed reporters to question his doctor after the exam; Obama and Bush released written summaries. Trump would sometimes order two McDonald's Corp. Trump would sometimes order two McDonald's Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake for dinner, according to a recent book by campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.

In September 2016, during the presidential campaign, Trump released a five-paragraph letter from Dr Harold Bornstein, his longtime physician, in which the gastroenterologist concluded that Trump "is in excellent physical health".

He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness.

Among the most prominent was Woodrow Wilson, who suffered a stroke that left him incapacitated, a fact that was kept from his own Cabinet.

By the amendment's terms, if the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet determine the president is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office", the vice president immediately becomes acting president.