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Presidential Physician: President Trump is Mentally Fit for Office

"I've spent almost every day in the president's presence... and I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability."

By NTK Staff | 01.16.2018 @4:06pm

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, told the White House press corps that President Donald Trump was mentally fit for the office of the presidency on Tuesday, despite repeated claims from members of the media and Democratic Party that he may not be.

NBC News’ Hallie Jackson asked Jackson whether Trump was mentally fit for office.

“Initially I had no intention of including a cognitive assessment in this exam because, to be honest with you per all the guidelines that are out there, it’s just not indicated at this time,” Jackson explained. “Part of the reason that I didn’t think it was clinically indicated is because I’ve spent almost every day in the president’s presence… and I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability. ”

Jackson added that he did not intend to conduct a cognitive assessment, but it was performed at Trump’s request.

Earlier in the press conference, Jackson told reporters that Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

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