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 was fully competent and aware of his surroundings last Thursday when he made racist remarks. Got it. Good to know.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 16, 2018
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 height and weight, he would be considered obese, according to the CDC. pic.twitter.com/6IiZ4xSIwV
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 16, 2018
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 (@KatyTurNBC) January 16, 2018
NEW: Doctor Ronny Jackson reports Trump is 30 feet tall, 1200 pounds. He sleeps in a big barn and uses a hay bale for a pillow. Locals call him “Don the Giant” and pay him to uproot troublesome tree stumps with his mighty hands
— beloved comedy institution “the pixelated boat” (@pixelatedboat) January 16, 2018
Too bad nobody asked Dr. Ronny Jackson if a President thinking it’s hilarious to call Senator Richard Durbin “Dicky”’is a clear sign of mental illness.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 16, 2018
TRUMP'S DOCTOR: the president is exceptionally healthy. he weighs 75 pounds, he's an excellent athlete, and he led his team to a come from behind victory in the state championship game
REPORTER: thats air bud
TRUMP'S DOCTOR: no further questions
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) January 16, 2018
"We were, uh… unable to locate his heart. Other than that, good checkup."
— Trump's doctor
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 16, 2018
FUN FACT: The White House doctor lists Trump at 239 lbs, provided you remove 100 lbs. for his clothes.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 16, 2018
Doctor now reporting that Trump is 75 inches in height and, because he is made entirely of meringue, weighs only 36 ounces. "Damnedest thing I ever saw," he said. "The boy's all egg."
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) January 16, 2018
Boy I would never EVER go to this Doctor. No Doctor talks like this! Most Dr's know their "shit" are "comfortable" with their findings. Sure he knows his talking points, but WHY SO NERVOUS IF TRUMP CHECKED OUT OK???
SWEAR EVERYBODY GETS DESTROYED BY TRUMP…EVERYONE
— Free bird (@TearsInHeaven09) January 16, 2018
Doctor insisting that Trump doesn't need psychological testing despite his erratic behavior is followed by a reporter asking if the Fake News Awards are still scheduled, and his press secretary doesn't now.
I mean …
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) January 16, 2018
It would seem, according to the WH doctor, Trump isn't suffering from dementia, just ignorance, unchecked narcissism, and deeply-ingrained sense of bigotry.
— Jason Karsh (@jkarsh) January 16, 2018
Don't get your medical advice from Trump's doctor https://t.co/S2zz4LAvf6
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 16, 2018
The WH doctor is impressive and credible, but the assertion Trump wakes up every day and hits reset from the previous day’s stresses seems belied by the @realDonaldTrump feed.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) January 16, 2018
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 platyyxypus eric‽ 🧔🏻 (@QueerPlatypus7) January 16, 2018
White House doctor says 45 has excellent jeans pic.twitter.com/2ZRHQlYqmf
— WoZ (@WoZ53) January 16, 2018
Damn someone ask Trump’s Doctor about Trump’s life expectancy & if the doc found any bone spurs. 😂😂. I fainted. pic.twitter.com/OrMwTAklei
— Cher M. (@jamdownrocks) January 16, 2018
Trump's physician says his health is "excellent." He's clearly fat, stupid and mentally unstable. This doctor is a quack. pic.twitter.com/aooWK37k9a
— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) January 16, 2018