Trump's Annual Physical Set For Friday, No Press Conference Expected

Leroy Wright
February 9, 2019

Almost a dozen White House officials and sources close to Trump said he is reluctant to change his eating habits and has not set foot in the White House fitness room, calling exercise a "waste of the energy".

President Donald Trump on Friday was to undergo his annual physical exam, a test of whether his doctor's order that he follow a healthier diet has paid dividends.

It's time for President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup.

Trump's physical exam a year ago found him to be one pound short of the criteria for obesity, and a diet and exercise regimen was created for him to follow.

The White House did not release details of the exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and did not say whether more details would be released later.

The examination took "approximately four hours" and did not require any sedation or anesthesia, Conley added.

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At last year's physical, Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical.

Trump, 72, doesn't drink alcohol or smoke, but he's not a big fan of the gym either. He was spotted eating Dover sole prepared by chefs in the White House, but still indulges in his favorite fast foods and red meat. He is not known to exercise beyond his beloved rounds of golf.

Trump has admitted he has not hewn closely to his diet plan.

After Trump's first exam as president, Dr. Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, declared Trump to be in "excellent health."

The president rather infamously ordered burgers from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King, fries, pizza and some salads for the champion Clemson Tigers football team when the visited the White House last month. In last year's exam, a stress test found above-average exercise capacity. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which was higher than recommended.

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

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