On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's doctor gave him a clean bill of health — and Twitter called him on his bluff.
Notably, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson claimed he had "absolutely no concerns" about the president's "cognitive abilities" — a claim refuted by a group of over 70 mental health professionals who say Trump shows obvious signs of mental decline.
Dr. Jackson: "I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability, or his neurological function. So, I was not going to do a cognitive exam...The reason that we did [it] is, plain & simple, @POTUS asked me to do it." pic.twitter.com/2o7O7XHxBv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 16, 2018
"Per the report from the President’s physician, he is sharp as a tack and has his full cognitive abilities," national security lawyer Bradley P. Moss tweeted. "So he was fully competent and aware of his surroundings last Thursday when he made racist remarks. Got it. Good to know."
Per the report from the President’s physician, he is sharp as a tack and has his full cognitive abilities. So he w… https://t.co/ZEWwvf9thV— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1516136302.0
It wasn't just the White House physician's remarks on Trump's mental health, however, that Twitter found fishy.
"President Trump’s doctor says that he is 75 inches tall and weighs 239 pounds. Just one more pound and, at that height and weight, he would be considered obese, according to the CDC," Boston Globe writer Matt Viser noted.
President Trump’s doctor says that he is 75 inches tall and weighs 239 pounds. Just one more pound and, at that hei… https://t.co/pALq0nlHqT— Matt Viser (@Matt Viser)1516135572.0
Check out the best responses below.
.@colvinj with the deep pull on whether WH dr found evidence of bone spurs in Trump's feet. Doctor says he didn't check for them.— Katy Tur (@Katy Tur)1516136588.0
NEW: Doctor Ronny Jackson reports Trump is 30 feet tall, 1200 pounds. He sleeps in a big barn and uses a hay bale f… https://t.co/XjJoeyyiH0— pixelatedboat aka “mr christmas” (@pixelatedboat aka “mr christmas”)1516137884.0
Too bad nobody asked Dr. Ronny Jackson if a President thinking it’s hilarious to call Senator Richard Durbin “Dicky… https://t.co/k5phrThunu— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1516138879.0
TRUMP'S DOCTOR: the president is exceptionally healthy. he weighs 75 pounds, he's an excellent athlete, and he led… https://t.co/ipijOJobSO— Bob Vulfov (@Bob Vulfov)1516138981.0
"We were, uh... unable to locate his heart. Other than that, good checkup." -- Trump's doctor— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1516134978.0
FUN FACT: The White House doctor lists Trump at 239 lbs, provided you remove 100 lbs. for his clothes.— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1516136479.0
Doctor now reporting that Trump is 75 inches in height and, because he is made entirely of meringue, weighs only 36… https://t.co/geqIZeQFPF— David Roth (@David Roth)1516138980.0
Boy I would never EVER go to this Doctor. No Doctor talks like this! Most Dr's know their "shit" are "comfortable"… https://t.co/KGBqX8lB8S— Free Bird Boomer (@Free Bird Boomer)1516136109.0
Doctor insisting that Trump doesn't need psychological testing despite his erratic behavior is followed by a report… https://t.co/3ExePmXqHs— Karen DaltonBeninato (@Karen DaltonBeninato)1516138536.0
It would seem, according to the WH doctor, Trump isn't suffering from dementia, just ignorance, unchecked narcissis… https://t.co/NkxzrvNcsM— Jason Karsh (@Jason Karsh)1516136065.0
Don't get your medical advice from Trump's doctor https://t.co/S2zz4LAvf6— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1516137565.0
The WH doctor is impressive and credible, but the assertion Trump wakes up every day and hits reset from the previo… https://t.co/Cc0DhNj0p3— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller)1516137839.0
I can't say I believe Dr Ronny Jackson. I'm not questioning his level of competency I'm questioning the White House that always lies…— queer platypus 🌼 eric‽ (@queer platypus 🌼 eric‽)1516139580.0
Damn someone ask Trump’s Doctor about Trump’s life expectancy & if the doc found any bone spurs. 😂😂. I fainted. https://t.co/OrMwTAklei— Cher M. (@Cher M.)1516136651.0
Trump's physician says his health is "excellent." He's clearly fat, stupid and mentally unstable. This doctor is a… https://t.co/PnO65HmVQU— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@Sowmya Krishnamurthy)1516135446.0
White House doctor: Trump scored 30 out of 30 on a cognitive exam he requested. https://t.co/xajpbDznWg— Patrick™ (@Patrick™)1516137977.0