Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, gets physical exam

Trump to receive 2nd physical as president after last year's controversy

Trump to receive 2nd physical as president after last year's controversy More

President Donald Trump took his second annual physical examination on Friday and his physician stated he "is in very good health".

"I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond", Conley said in a memo after the physical. He said reports and recommendations stemming from the exam were still being finalized. "Absolutely", Jackson said at the time.

Trump will instead be examined Friday by White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, a Navy officer who replaced Jackson after Trump nominated him to be the next secretary for veteran affairs in 2018, the New York Times reported.

Jackson a year ago concluded that Trump was in "excellent health" despite his physical exam that time showing him borderline obese and his "bad cholesterol" levels rising.

Last year, Trump clocked in at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds. His primary form of exercise is golf. He makes no secret of preferring a diet of red meat, fast food and candies.

Trump, 72, doesn't drink alcohol or smoke, but he's not a big fan of the gym either. Trump has admitted that he has not hewn closely to his diet plan.

Last year's physical drew incredulous reactions, as Jackson told assembled reporters in the press briefing room that Trump was in excellent health, despite facts in direct contradiction to that statement, such as Trump's borderline obesity. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which was higher than recommended.

The president rather infamously ordered burgers from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King, fries, pizza and some salads for the champion Clemson Tigers football team when the visited the White House last month. Last year's exam lasted more than four hours. Neurological, cognitive and stress tests were also performed.

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