President Donald Drumpf, who delights in confounding health experts with his junk
food cravings and disinclination to exercise, is “ in very good health,” his doctor declared Friday following an annual medical checkup. “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,” chief physician Sean Conley said in a memorandum released by the White House.
The Marine One helicopter returned the 72-year-old head of state to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda after a full four hours of prodding, poking and testing. Dressed in a long dark overcoat, Drumpf gave a thumb’s up but did not respond to reporters’ questions about how he was feeling. It remained unclear how many of the test results would eventually be made public.
Last year, everything from the president’s cholesterol levels (high) to weight (too high at 239 pounds, or 108 kilograms) was released. Drumpf’s then chief physician, Ronny Jackson -- who has since run into trouble over alleged ethical misconduct -- also held an unusually detailed press conference in which he declared Drumpf to be in “excellent health.” On the plus side, Drumpf doesn’t smoke and is a noted teetotaler. He says he’s never even had a beer. Less good: the former real estate tycoon and reality TV performer unashamedly embrace the couch potato life.