White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson announced during a press briefing that President Donald Trump’s health “is excellent” (video below).
CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupt asked Jackson:
To be clear though, he is taking a cholesterol lowering medication, he has evidence of heart disease and he is borderline obese. Can you characterize that as excellent health?
Jackson that the president is in good health: ““I would say the dose of his cholesterol medicine is very low… If we [change] the diet and exercise, I just don’t think that he has much room to do anything else.”
Jackson took the blame for an incident in December 2017 in which Trump slurred his words (video below): “I had given the president some medication, specifically some sudafed over the days previous and dried up his secretions more than I intended to.”
Dr. Jackson says he looked into recent instance in which Pres. Trump appeared to slur words while giving remarks, says he had given the president Sudafed and “inadvertently dried up his secretions.” https://t.co/TtJqVR8nLg pic.twitter.com/LUJDO6yisv
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