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Trump, not especially vigilant on diet, declared 'in very good health'

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By Steve Holland

U.S. President Donald Trump was declared "in very good health" by the White House physician on Friday after four hours of examinations in what amounted to a test of whether his doctor's order that he follow a healthier diet has paid dividends.

Specific details on Trump's weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure were not released in a statement from White House physician Sean Conley after Conley and 11 specialists put the 72-year-old president through a battery of medical tests.

"While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, 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.

Trump underwent his second physical exam as president at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Conley said Trump did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia, meaning he did not have a colonoscopy.

Little more than a year ago, Trump's doctor declared him in"excellent health." But the president was directed to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise. There is little evidence to indicate he has lost a significant amount of weight.

Aides said he now eats more fish than he used to but still enjoys steaks, well done with ketchup on the side, and fried potatoes prepared by the chefs at the White House and at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Trump also has long had a well-documented fondness for fast food.

Trump has admitted he has not kept closely to his diet plan. Nor has he been known to enter the White House gym for a workout.

"The president received a diet and exercise plan last year after his annual physical, but the president admits he has not followed it religiously," White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical. His resting heart rate was 68 beats per minute (bpm), his blood pressure was 122/74, and his total cholesterol was 223 (HDL 67, LDL 143). In last year's exam, a stress test found above-average exercise capacity. A cognitive assessment was normal.

Trump daily takes a 10 mg dose of the drug Crestor to lower cholesterol, 81 mg of aspirin for cardiac health, and 1 mg of the drug Propecia for prevention of male pattern hair loss.

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2 genders 2 scoops 2 terms... deal with it.

Nope, I think it will be more like 3 indictments (obstruction, conspiracy and lying under oath), plus whatever the NY District Attorney finds, 3 convictions, and 20 years - maybe less with good behavior...

And we know you won't be able to deal with it...

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There you go - the doc has spoken. 6 more years!

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2 genders 2 scoops 2 terms... deal with it.

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Well, I'm not the one that called her a "conservative icon" - that was you. Do you agree with her comments on Trump and is she still a conservative icon?

Yes, she is, but that doesn’t mean people take her insults seriously.

Wait a minute, wait a minute, you declare her your conservative icon - as in someone who can never be wrong - an oracle. She just described Trump as a "lunatic", "Lazy", and "incompetent". Those are terms I haven't heard Nancy or Chuck use. So is she right or is she wrong?

Inmates? You mean Manafort, Gates, Flynn, and many more to come? They could have a National Security Counsel meeting there with all the Trump cronies that will be behind bars - they'd just have to communicate with taps...

Lol, you’re digging now.

Nope, those folks, and Donnie will need the digging too to tunnel out....

West ain't even a General - he couldn't even make Colonel, thank goodness.

Yes and thank God, Trump got rid of Kelly, McMaster...and McCaffey...lol

He didn't get rid of McCaffrey - perhaps you're thinking of Gen Mattis, one of the most respected military leaders of the past 50 years - who thinks Trump "has the understanding of a fifth grader..." and who trump disrespected.

He's innocent until proven guilty,

But you guys don’t act like that, not at all, you guys jump to conclusions, case in point, you say the President collided with the Russians, there is absolutely NO proof of this whatsoever so you don’t have to say “lock him up” because as in Stone’s words, the only real thing that he is guilt of is being associated with the President.

You're describing yourself and every other Trumper. Just see your last statement below - show me anywhere Clapper, Holder, et al, have been convicted of what you accuse them of?

unlike some, we don't do around shouting "Lock Him Up" or jump to conclusions about the Virginia Lt Gov. But he's been indicted, so that means there is sufficient evidence to bind him over for trial -

But it doesn’t mean he is guilty of anything. He could be as innocent as Hillary or Susan Rice or even that weasel Holder.

None of them have been indicted, i.e., evidence presented to a judge who determined it was sufficient to bind them over for trial. You know, like Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Papodapolous, etc., etc.

on charges of lying under oath (who in Trump's circle doesn't), obstructing justice and witness tampering...he's in deep kimchee.

Lying under oath, you mean like Clapper, Holder, Clinton and Rice....guess they’re in deep Namul as well.

Let's see, in one statement above you say Stone is innocent until proven guilty in court, then above you declare these folks guilty. Contradict yourself much?

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As only Rezident Dump knows, he's is smarter than everyone...even doctors. So I highly recommend he increase his intake of fast food and do even less exercise...except for the 12 ounce curls of diet coke.

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Well, I'm not the one that called her a "conservative icon" - that was you.

Yes, she is, but that doesn’t mean people take her insults seriously.

Inmates? You mean Manafort, Gates, Flynn, and many more to come? They could have a National Security Counsel meeting there with all the Trump cronies that will be behind bars - they'd just have to communicate with taps...

Lol, you’re digging now.

West ain't even a General - he couldn't even make Colonel, thank goodness.

Yes and thank God, Trump got rid of Kelly, McMaster...and McCaffey...lol

He's innocent until proven guilty,

But you guys don’t act like that, not at all, you guys jump to conclusions, case in point, you say the President collided with the Russians, there is absolutely NO proof of this whatsoever so you don’t have to say “lock him up” because as in Stone’s words, the only real thing that he is guilt of is being associated with the President.

unlike some, we don't do around shouting "Lock Him Up" or jump to conclusions about the Virginia Lt Gov. But he's been indicted, so that means there is sufficient evidence to bind him over for trial -

But it doesn’t mean he is guilty of anything. He could be as innocent as Hillary or Susan Rice or even that weasel Holder.

on charges of lying under oath (who in Trump's circle doesn't), obstructing justice and witness tampering...he's in deep kimchee.

Lying under oath, you mean like Clapper, Holder, Clinton and Rice....guess they’re in deep Namul as well.

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As world president

There's a problem right there. Trump is President of the USA. I think that's been his platform since day one.

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Now may we have an equally rigorous battery of tests for his MENTAL health ... and hurry! He puts as much "junk" into his brain as he does into his belly!

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Yea, one faux conservative called him a Kenyan - but I asked first - you agree with Ann?

No one listens to Ann, so it’s irrelevant what she thinks, I think at this point, the ONLY that cares what she thinks is you, which is kinda bizarre, she’s like Biden or Gore, No one really listens.

Well, I'm not the one that called her a "conservative icon" - that was you. Do you agree with her comments on Trump and is she still a conservative icon?

Get ready for Mar-A-Lockup Donnie (and Don Jr and Jared)...

Never will happen as the sun rises and the tide rolls in, even if DTJ WERE to be indicted or locked up, the stay would be so brief, he wouldn’t even have time to meet the inmates.

Inmates? You mean Manafort, Gates, Flynn, and many more to come? They could have a National Security Counsel meeting there with all the Trump cronies that will be behind bars - they'd just have to communicate with taps...

You guys keep setting yourselves up, he will never run! He talked about grabbing women, he’s done! He will never be President, he slept with a porn star before he was President, he’s done! He made fun of a Gold Star parent, he’s done! Yeah, yeah, we know Lincoln, each and every time he’s done, this is it, the walls are closing in. ROFL!

You forgot - "he colluded with Vladimir Putin to influence an election"...he's REALLY done....

He's wrong - Kelly, Mattis, McMaster, McCaffrey are right.

No, Keane, West and O’Neill are right.

West ain't even a General - he couldn't even make Colonel, thank goodness.

What you should be worrying about is what will all the Repubs in the Senate ill do if he pardons all these sleezy creepy criminals like Manafort and Stone. But he can't pardon anyone under investigation by the NY District Attorney...

I don’t know what a “parsons” is, but as for Stone, there is no proof whatsoever he’s a criminal, he’s not convicted of anything, I thought liberals believe in the presumption of innocence or does that only apply to liberals? As for the NY district and that corrupt criminal Weismann, thank God so many of his cases of procecution were turned over, this wouldn’t be any different, we’re used to Mueller’s cowardly lapdog, he can have at it, so not too much to worry.

He's innocent until proven guilty, unlike some, we don't do around shouting "Lock Him Up" or jump to conclusions about the Virginia Lt Gov. But he's been indicted, so that means there is sufficient evidence to bind him over for trial - on charges of lying under oath (who in Trump's circle doesn't), obstructing justice and witness tampering...he's in deep kimchee.

By the way, I don't know what a "procecution" is...

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Yea, one faux conservative called him a Kenyan - but I asked first - you agree with Ann?

No one listens to Ann, so it’s irrelevant what she thinks, I think at this point, the ONLY that cares what she thinks is you, which is kinda bizarre, she’s like Biden or Gore, No one really listens.

Get ready for Mar-A-Lockup Donnie (and Don Jr and Jared)...

Never will happen as the sun rises and the tide rolls in, even if DTJ WERE to be indicted or locked up, the stay would be so brief, he wouldn’t even have time to meet the inmates.

You guys keep setting yourselves up, he will never run! He talked about grabbing women, he’s done! He will never be President, he slept with a porn star before he was President, he’s done! He made fun of a Gold Star parent, he’s done! Yeah, yeah, we know Lincoln, each and every time he’s done, this is it, the walls are closing in. ROFL!

He's wrong - Kelly, Mattis, McMaster, McCaffrey are right.

No, Keane, West and O’Neill are right.

What you should be worrying about is what will all the Repubs in the Senate ill do if he parsons all these sleezy creepy criminals like Manafort and Stone. But he can't pardon anyone under investigation by the NY District Attorney...

I don’t know what a “parsons” is, but as for Stone, there is no proof whatsoever he’s a criminal, he’s not convicted of anything, I thought liberals believe in the presumption of innocence or does that only apply to liberals? As for the NY district and that corrupt criminal Weismann, thank God so many of his cases of procecution were turned over, this wouldn’t be any different, we’re used to Mueller’s cowardly lapdog, he can have at it, so not too much to worry.

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Trump isn’t any more overweight than Hillary so I don’t get the concern with that.

She ain't President...

Genetics plays a big role in health and longevity as well.

He's a walking orange blob of cholesterol...

The biggest issue for someone of his age is cognitive. I never see Trump forgetting words when he speaks off the cuff - which he does frequently.

That's because what he says is already incoherent - "covefefe"...

My biggest problem is that despite his wealth he acts and talks like a typical working class New Yorker. Too blunt and impolite for my taste.

He acts and talks like a mobster, which is what he is....

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Your conservative icon - called Donnie a "lunatic", "lazy", and "incompetent"... You agree?

Obama was called names by many people, conservatives especially, did you agree?

Yea, one faux conservative called him a Kenyan - but I asked first - you agree with Ann?

You bet he will - he'll finally get his wall....4 of them...

He has as much chance of going to Leavenworth as Hillary does going to Pelican Bay.

Get ready for Mar-A-Lockup Donnie (and Don Jr and Jared)...

Trump, as Gen Kelly so accurately said, is a danger to the republic...

I prefer Gen. Jack Keane the man is a genius and he gets it better.

He's wrong - Kelly, Mattis, McMaster, McCaffrey are right...

Liberals try and try, but I wonder when Trump pardons all these people what liberals will do...cry, break stuff? As for me, I’ll be laughing my tuckus off, but fo real!

What you should be worrying about is what will all the Repubs in the Senate ill do if he parsons all these sleezy creepy criminals like Manafort and Stone. But he can't pardon anyone under investigation by the NY District Attorney...

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Trump isn’t any more overweight than Hillary so I don’t get the concern with that. Clearly he is in better health than she is - the campaign took a heavy toll on her towards the last few months. Genetics plays a big role in health and longevity as well. The biggest issue for someone of his age is cognitive. I never see Trump forgetting words when he speaks off the cuff - which he does frequently. My biggest problem is that despite his wealth he acts and talks like a typical working class New Yorker. Too blunt and impolite for my taste.

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I wonder when Trump pardons all these people what liberals will do...cry, break stuff? As for me, I’ll be laughing my tuckus off, but fo real!

I admire you so much. And three cheers for swamp creatures with superpowers to pardon anybody!

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Your conservative icon - called Donnie a "lunatic", "lazy", and "incompetent"... You agree?

Obama was called names by many people, conservatives especially, did you agree?

You bet he will - he'll finally get his wall....4 of them...

He has as much chance of going to Leavenworth as Hillary does going to Pelican Bay.

Good for your Grandma. If Trump smoke and drank, it might make him more lucid....

I think the greasy food does a better job.

Trump, as Gen Kelly so accurately said, is a danger to the republic...

I prefer Gen. Jack Keane the man is a genius and he gets it better.

Liberals try and try, but I wonder when Trump pardons all these people what liberals will do...cry, break stuff? As for me, I’ll be laughing my tuckus off, but fo real!

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When his whole presidency has been a lie,why would you expect his health to be truthful? Looking at him tells you he's not in decent shape.The long ties that curve around his gut? Medical licenses should be struck for just lying.

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I'd count him out (of Leavenworth) around 2030, with good behavior...

He’ll never see the inside of the place.

You bet he will - he'll finally get his wall....4 of them...

By the way, my grandma lived to 95 and drank Wild Turkey and smoked cigars almost daily. Looks like Trump has great genes. Imagine if he smoke and drank....wow!

Good for your Grandma. If Trump smoke and drank, it might make him more lucid....

Like Ann Coulter...."Donnie, you're a lunatic..."

Yeah, seems like No one wants to book Ann anymore, she insults everyone. Even CNN and FNC banned her.

Your conservative icon - called Donnie a "lunatic", "lazy", and "incompetent"... You agree?

...of damage to our democracy...

Over the last 8 years, pathetic...

Pathetic implies a negative state without danger - Trump, as Gen Kelly so accurately said, is a danger to the republic...

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Trump health is a crisis even we see him every day. but the health of an 85 year old Supreme Court Justice, nah she’s fine even though she hasn’t shown up for work at all for 1.5 months

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not especially vigilant on diet

Like hundreds of millions of other people.

Aides said he now eats more fish than he used to but still enjoys steaks, well done with ketchup on the side

What! Nobody, but nobody eats steak with ketchup! Wooster sauce or mustard, yes, but ketchup? he needs to put them on the fried potatoes.

Trump daily takes a 10 mg dose of the drug Crestor to lower cholesterol, 81 mg of aspirin for cardiac health, and 1 mg of the drug Propecia for prevention of male pattern hair loss.

Proof that Propecia works? Then again a lot of men in their 70s still have most of their hair.

108kgs...lol. Japanese Health Check clinics would freak out!

No doubt, lol. And also no doubt that Trump has more energy than anyone who works at those clinics.

His SOTU address should send up alarms regarding cognitive abilities. He stumbled over words and seemed to lack knowledge of what his speechwriters had prepared - as if he were reading it for the first time

Guess you saw a different SOTU speech than 76% of Americans, Laguna.

I watched Trump-san very closely during his campaign and was obvious that he's got a memory problem: by time he reaches the end of a frase he forgets what he said in beginning

Yeah? Probably he knows how to spell "phrase" though.

"very good health" for an obese 72 year old blah blah blah

Obese is the woman who gave the Democrat response after the SOTU speech.

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As world president, his cognitive abilities should be of more concern. I’m in the medical field, his body can be sustained. But a drugged world leader is not my professional advise.

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Personal anecdotes are not appropriate evidence in critical discourse.

Trump hasn't been presidentvfor 8 years, so he couldn't have done damage over the last 8 years. He is pathetic though. So are his boot-licking base.

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A cognitive assessment was normal.

Well, for the president of the USA I would expect a higher than normal cognitive capacity.

(And I really wonder what normal is referring to)

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I'd count him out (of Leavenworth) around 2030, with good behavior...

He’ll never see the inside of the place. By the way, my grandma lived to 95 and drank Wild Turkey and smoked cigars almost daily. Looks like Trump has great genes. Imagine if he smoke and drank....wow!

Like Ann Coulter...."Donnie, you're a lunatic..."

Yeah, seems like No one wants to book Ann anymore, she insults everyone. Even CNN and FNC banned her.

...of damage to our democracy...

Over the last 8 years, pathetic...

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Well, don’t count him out in 2020, the way you guys did in 2016.

I'd count him out (of Leavenworth) around 2030, with good behavior...

And his 1st two years haven’t been so bad.

They haven't been so bad, if you're Putin...

Despite all the negative mainstream coverage & resistance from democrats,

Like Ann Coulter...."Donnie, you're a lunatic..."

he’s managed to do a lot.

...of damage to our democracy...

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"very good health" for an obese 72 year old with incipient dementia & narcissistic personality disorder.

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Presidents Trumps waistline is peripheral.

If maybe you could read his mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.......

It is not only neck up that frightens, but shoulders down that pushes the button.

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'Executive Time' taking its toll.

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“Trump might be normal for a person of his age and weight, but that certainly is insufficient for the position he holds. (And to think he's seeking reelection!)”

Well, don’t count him out in 2020, the way you guys did in 2016. And his 1st two years haven’t been so bad. Despite all the negative mainstream coverage & resistance from democrats, he’s managed to do a lot.

Remember everyone said the stock market would crash, doomsday scenario etc. etc. if he were POTUS?? LoL- far from it.

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I watched Trump-san very closely during his campaign and was obvious that he's got a memory problem: by time he reaches the end of a frase he forgets what he said in beginning... I think his doctor also has a problem - being honest...

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His SOTU address should send up alarms regarding cognitive abilities. He stumbled over words and seemed to lack knowledge of what his speechwriters had prepared - as if he were reading it for the first time. Then there's his breathing and sniffling.

Trump might be normal for a person of his age and weight, but that certainly is insufficient for the position he holds. (And to think he's seeking reelection!)

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108kgs...lol. Japanese Health Check clinics would freak out!

Cognitive assessment of normal, LOL, if Trump is the new normal.....well the species has really regressed.

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