Trump is in 'very good health', says White House doctor

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Mr. Trump had his second annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday, after the now-infamous Dr. Ronny Jackson gave him a strict regimen to follow a year ago.

Trump'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 Trump to be in "excellent health".

The details of Trump's health were announced after the President's annual exam in a memo written by Dr. Sean Conley. Jackson set a goal for Trump to lose 10 to 15 pounds within a year.

President Donald Trump will undergo his second physical examination as commander-in-chief, but will do it without Dr. Ronny Jackson, who gave him a clean bill of health before controversy struck the physician past year.

Last year, doctors checked the president's eyes; ears, nose and throat; heart; lungs; gastrointestinal tract; skin; and teeth.

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Jackson's assessment of the President's health came under fire from medical professionals, including from within the White House's medical unit.

Trump loves the more sedate game of golf, but rides a cart between holes and has said that anything more strenuous is actually bad for your health. Conley is expected to stick to the more traditional medium of writing up the physical results in a brief document.

President Trump gives a thumbs up while walking on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One on Friday. He also said of Trump: "He has incredibly good genes, and it's just the way God made him".

When the Clemson University football team visited the White House last month, Trump hosted them with a spread of burgers, chicken nuggets and fries from a variety of fast food chains.

Not for Trump the basketball sessions that Barack Obama sweated through in the White House, or the bike rides of George W Bush. Trump will be president for at least two more years, assuming he finishes his first term. In last year's exam, a stress test found above-average exercise capacity.

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