Speaking during the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Dr Jackson said: "I've got to know him pretty well and I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability".
Trump has bragged in the past about his health and energy as well as his IQ score, which he said in 2013 is "one of the highest". One of the President's outside advisers believes this is because Kelly has typically left the White House by 6 p.m., and Trump is once again free to do as he pleases. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side.
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during a joint press conference in the Roosevelt Room of the White House January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Several mental health professionals who have not examined the president have speculated that he might be suffering from early-stage dementia or have some other mental health issue. Research supports the idea that use of those scores to indicate heart disease is controversial at best.More news: Man Dies in Boulder Climbing Accident in SC Park
"He has gone above and beyond what I would consider a requirement to demonstrate his cognitive abilities", Jackson said.
"He's very sharp. He's very articulate when he speaks to me", said Jackson, patronising doctors who commented on Trump's health from afar for their "tabloid psychiatry". I've never known him to repeat himself around me...
"I think immigrants can be proud that they are contributing", he said.
In general, though, Jackson was upbeat about Trump's physical condition, prompting questions about how a septuagenarian man with such seemingly poor habits, including little apparent exercise apart from golfing (while driving in carts) and an affinity for greasy fast food, could fare so well in a thorough examination.More news: Smith for saying Damian Lillard needs to demand trade
Trump's body mass index, or BMI, of 29.9 puts him in the category of being overweight for his height. (You're considered obese if your BMI hits 30.) But not everybody bought that last statistic.
For one, Jackson said he would like to see Trump lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year, calling it a "reasonable goal".
The concerns over his weight aside, Jackson said Trump was in excellent health, which he ascribed to good genetics and a lifelong avoidance of tobacco and alcohol.
Jackson said Trump takes Crestor, for cholesterol; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness.
Other cardiologists also disputed Jackson's rosy assessment of the president's heart health.More news: Toronto in running for new Amazon headquarters
But Gupta explained that the coronary calcium levels measured in Trump's physical fall within the range of heart disease. But that's what it is: "a screening test", says Moberg's colleague David R. Roalf, a research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry.