Physician declares Trump in 'very good health' after annual physical

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After conducting a physical examination of US President Donald Trump on Friday, Sean Conley, the physician to the US commander in chief, concluded Trump is in "very good health".

Dr Conley did say Mr Trump did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anaesthesia.

Four current and former White House Medical Unit staff members told CNN they were ashamed of Jackson's rosy assessment of Trump's health despite the publicly released data clearly showing a different picture. Mr. Trump, however, has said that he walks a lot in the White House complex. Last month, he invited the college football champion Clemson Tigers to the White House during the partial government shutdown.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's unstructured "executive time", claiming that it helps to foster a "more creative environment" for the president. Conley is expected to stick to the more traditional medium of writing up the physical results in a brief document.

Jackson even joked that President Trump "might live to be 200 years old" if he made improvements to his diet.

No further details on the president's health have been released yet.

Trump's former physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, became an Internet sensation a year ago for his public pronouncement that Trump has "incredibly good genes". With the White House kitchen too understaffed to cater a meal, Trump stepped in: He ordered burgers, french fries and pizza. President Trump also received a flawless score on a cognitive exam, which Jackson said he performed at the President's request. Jackson denied the allegations but eventually withdrew his nomination. Neurological, cognitive and stress tests were also performed. At the first physical of his presidency, which took place previous year, he was found to weigh 239lb (108kg) and have a cholesterol level that is slightly higher than recommended.