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Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup

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Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup

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.

"I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond", Conley said in a memo after the physical.

Trump underwent a almost four-hour annual physical test on Friday - his second periodic examination after becoming the US President in January 2017. "By all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease", Gupta declared after the briefing, despite Jackson's own firm assertion that Trump was not suffering from heart disease.

The Marine One helicopter returned him to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda after a full four hours of prodding, poking and testing. The positive report came despite Trump reportedly not following a diet and exercise plan set for him after last year's physical.

"He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", Jackson, who created a weight loss plan for Trump, said at the time.

Jackson said he would work on getting Trump on a "dedicated, defined exercise program" and that "we can build on that pretty easily".

Donald Trump gave a thumb's up, but did not respond to reporters'questions about how he was feeling.

Aides said he now eats more fish than he used to but still enjoys steaks, well done with ketchup on the side, and fried potatoes prepared by the chefs at the White House and at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The Trump administration also submitted his name to increase his naval rank from rear admiral to two-star admiral. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

In January, Trump hosted the strapping athletes of America's champion college football team, the Clemson Tigers, with a mountain of hamburgers and pizzas.

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