Trump signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans

Trump signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans

Trump signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans

There is a long history of the White House picking and choosing what to reveal about the commander in chief's health, said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.

The White House, which has disavowed the book, said this week that the physical won't include a psychiatric exam and insisted Trump is "sharp as a tack". Earlier information about Trump's health came from his personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who famously declared in 2015 that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

"We want them to get the highest care and the care that they so richly deserve, and I've been working very hard on that with (VA Secretary David J. Shulkin) and with everybody".

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A new bestselling book, Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury, portrays Trump, 71, as unfocused and childlike. Bill Clinton was a runner who installed a jogging track at the White House.

The exam at Walter Reed Medical Center in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, will be the first for Trump since he took office almost a year ago.

Still, the decision to schedule a physical for this coming Friday was ultimately up to Trump.

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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.

"The president's physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well". The doctor's 2016 letter stated that Trump's testosterone level, 441.6, was in the normal range, as were his PSA reading for prostate abnormalities and tests of his liver and thyroid.

As the White House doctor, Jackson is responsible for attending not only to the president but also to the first family, the vice president, White House staff and people visiting the White House, including heads of state and civilian guests.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says a readout of the exam will be made publicly available soon after the exam is done.

Trump likes fast food, too, along with well-done steaks, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream.

The Trump administration is turning its focus to mental health for veterans this week. He also provided care for Obama and became a White House physician in 2006.

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The physical will be carried out by Dr Ronny L. Jackson who served as physician to Barack Obama.

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