Presidential doctor, Dr. Ronny Johnson, spent about an hour answering questions about President Trump’s health after conducting a physical at Walter Reed Medical Center last week. Johnson also reviewed President Obama during his time in the White House.
The results of the exam couldn’t have been more clear: President Trump is in excellent health and fit to serve.
“His health is excellent right now,” Jackson said. “He’s fit for duty for the remainder of this term and another term if he is elected.”
“All clinical data indicates that the President is currently very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency,” he continued.
He presented every piece of data from the exam, holding nothing back at the request of the president and answered every question reporters had about the results.
“One thing that really stands out to me is his cardiac health,” Jackson said, adding that based on objective data, the president is far above average for his age.
But that hasn’t stopped heedless thinking from the media, who continue to assume something is wrong with the president both physically and mentally.
Even after Jackson’s exam.
Wednesday morning on CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has never examined Trump, claimed he has heart disease.
Sanjay Gupta says on CNN that the numbers reveal that POTUS has heart disease.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, 2018
Gupta was at the press briefing yesterday and heard from Jackson directly about Trump’s health, asking a few questions for clarification.
Gupta decided to make this claim anyway.
Two weeks ago, more than 100 psychiatrists claimed the president was mentally unstable, again without ever directly examining him. This of course violates the American Psychiatric Association’s ethical standards, but they don’t care.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today reaffirmed its support behind the ethics guideline commonly known as “The Goldwater Rule,” which asserts that member psychiatrists should not give professional opinions about the mental state of someone they have not personally evaluated.
As the doctor said during the press conference yesterday, this is tabloid psychiatry. Perfectly said. And what Gupta did is tabloid doctoring. Shame.
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