Trump to undergo medical exam today

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The president will travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for the check-up.

On Friday, the president was scheduled to receive his first physical since taking office.

According to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who briefed the press on the plans, a primary goal is to drive down suicides among veterans - especially recent veterans, who have been found to commit suicide at a rate of double the general population within the first year after being released to the general population.

"What this executive order is asking us to do is provide mental-health service coverages for a 12-month period for all service members who are transitioning of the service", Mr. Shulkin said.

It is expected that he will undergo a battery of tests to assess his health across a broad range of categories and be physically examined by a team of specialists overseen by presidential physician Ronny Jackson, ABC News reported.

A new book by author Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury", asserts that nearly all of Trump's top staff and advisers believe he is mentally unwell. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters Monday that Trump is "sharp as a tack".

"They get out of the military and have nobody to talk to, nobody to speak to", the president said.

During the presidential campaign, Trump said he would open up libel laws "so when they write purposely negative and terrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money".

Supporters of Trump, on the other hand, have a diagnosis of their own: sour grapes. His EKG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar were normal. After a physical during the 2016 campaign, a statement from his doctor said the 6-foot-3 NY businessman weighed 236 pounds.

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Trump takes Crestor for his cholesterol, a low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention, Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness and antibiotics for rosacea.

Dr. Lee was a guest on "Midday Live with Dr".

Trump, 71, is the oldest first-term president.

Lee's book, "The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump", came out in October 2017, and featured 27 mental health professionals "assessing" the president.

During Trump's campaign, his personal physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein of Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital, wrote in a December 2015 letter: "Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr. Trump has had no significant medical problems". "This president works tirelessly for the American people". And he once said he had a full day of meetings when he was in fact playing golf. Trump drives a cart from hole to hole. George W. Bush rode mountain bikes. spent each morning in the gym and played the occasional game of basketball. Sanders blamed that on a dry throat.

Trump does none of this, while favoring high-caloric food.

Trump is open about his unhealthy eating habits, posting a photo of himself aboard his campaign plane with a bucket of fried chicken, bragging about the chocolate cake at his Mar-a-Lago resort, and drinking Diet Coke around the West Wing.

Jackson is a Navy rear admiral who was the emergency medicine doctor for a shock trauma platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to his Navy bio.

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