While observers may have rolled their eyes at Jackson's obsequiousness, Trump loved the performance and soon after nominated Jackson to be VA Secretary.
Trump's physical exam a year ago found him to be one pound short of the criteria for obesity, and a diet and exercise regimen was created for him to follow.
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 7, 2018, after spending the weekend at Camp David, the Presidential retreat in Maryland.
Dr. Sean Conley, physician to the President, announced that President Donald Trump is in "very good health" following his physical examination at the Walter Reed military hospital Friday. He was said to be in excellent health after last year's four-hour examination, when his personal physician praised his "incredibly good genes". Conley is expected to stick to the more traditional medium of writing up the physical results in a brief document.
"The President received a diet and exercise plan past year after his annual physical, but the President admits he has not followed it religiously", he said.
At last year's physical, Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical.
CNN cited another source as saying that the President still orders fast food to be delivered to the White House and enjoys well done red meat dinners. "By all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease", Gupta declared after the briefing, despite Jackson's own firm assertion that Trump was not suffering from heart disease. Nor has he been known to enter the White House gym for a workout. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which was higher than recommended.
In last year's exam, a stress test found above-average exercise capacity and a cognitive assessment was normal.