What is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test?


Trump last revealed details about his health two months before the November 2016 election. Jackson said Trump has avoided some big heart risks - he's never smoked and isn't diabetic - and has no family history of heart problems.

The exam was conducted by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was appointed by Barack Obama back in 2013.

Aside from his weight, Trump's cardiac health is excellent for his age (Trump is the oldest President to ever assume office). He'd like the president to lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year. But Jackson said Trump personally requested the test as he continues to face questions about his mental acuity for office.

Mishori said Trump's vital signs, blood tests and physical examinations suggest "he seems to be on track, what you would want to see in a 71-year-old overweight male".

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Ronny Jackson announced that Donald Trump had achieved a flawless 30 out of 30 score on the test.

But reporters were most incredulous about how Jackson, who has been observing Trump for a calendar year, could conclude the often-erratic, self-wounding (politically) president is mentally fit for the job. However, other announced results were also of interest, particularly to those who couldn't help but notice that Trump was listed at 6-3 and 239 pounds.

Meanwhile, a "girther" conspiracy over the height and weight numbers provided by Jackson about Trump quickly spread online.

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Jackson said he prescribed a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates, and exercise. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese.

President Trump does take medication in a bid to lower his higher-than-recommended cholesterol level of 233, however, as well as daily anti-baldness pills.

Despite his sedentary lifestyle, Jackson gave Trump a glowing review, saying that life-long abstinence from tobacco and alcohol had contributed to his health.

Trump was revealed to be overweight but his personal physician insisted his heart exam was normal.

A few days after Trump sounded receptive when inviting the duo to the White House to discuss their bill - only to change his tune after consultations with immigration hardliners from his own staff and the House and Senate GOP conferences - the White House tried to derail that measure even as Durbin and Graham said it was gaining Republican supporters.

Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, although they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors.