Donald Trump underwent a partial physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, according to the White House.
“Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Trump had his last physical in February. The White House issued a broad statement then saying the president was “in very good health,” but few details about the 73-year-old’s health were released.
The president’s height was listed at 6 feet, 3 inches, and his weight was 243 pounds, up from 239 pounds in January 2018.
Trump’s body mass index, a measure of body weight based on height, was listed 30.4, putting him in the category of obese. The president’s total cholesterol was 196 mg/dL, down from 223 the prior year. But his daily dosage of the drug rosuvastatin was increased to 40 milligrams daily.
Trump getting physical now at Walter Reed. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” Grisham said in a statement
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 16, 2019
In 2018, then-physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson praised Trump’s health during a White House briefing, saying he was in “excellent health” and could “live to be 200 years old.”
Jackson also said that he wanted Trump, who was then 6 foot 3 and 239 pounds, to lose “10 to 15 pounds.”
Jackson was later nominated by Trump to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, but withdrew following a Pentagon investigation into allegations he gave out unprescribed sleeping pills and crashed a government vehicle after drinking.
— CNN (@CNN) November 16, 2019
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