Trump on exercise

Trump’s day to day

The physical comes amid growing questions from critics (and some allies) about the president’s physical and mental health. In December, observers wondered if Trump’s speech was slurred when he acknowledged Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital. And after Fire and Fury quoted White House officials questioning the president’s mental capacity, Trump took to Twitter to defend himself as a “very stable genius“  who was “like, really smart.”

Despite the focus on his mental state, the checkup won’t include a psychiatric exam; the White House wouldn’t confirm if the president would undergo additional cognitive testing for  impairment or dementia. (Trump’s father, Fred, developed Alzheimer’s disease in his 80s, so a test wouldn’t be out of the question).

The president is a private citizen, so only he has the authority to decide what information will be made public. However, the White House has hinted it will keep in line with the medical disclosures of previous administrations, likely mentioning the president’s height, weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol level.

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