White House Doctor Says Trump is in Good Health

HeadlineJan 17, 2018

White House doctor Ronny Jackson said Tuesday President Trump is in good health and displayed a normal score on a cognitive exam, amid mounting questions about President Trump’s mental health. This is Dr. Jackson.

Dr. Ronny Jackson: “I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his—you know, his neurological function. So, I was not going to do a cognitive exam. I had no intention of doing one. The reason that we did the cognitive assessment is, plain and simple, because the president asked me to do it. He came to me, and he said, 'Is there something we can do, a test or some type of screen that we can do, to assess my—you know, my cognitive ability?'”

However, mental health experts say the short, 15-minute cognitive screening test administered is not comprehensive, and many are still calling for a full neuropsychiatric evaluation.

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