Doctors want President Trump’s head examined. “It is a must” they insist

President Donald Trump id shown attending a recent meeting on potential changes to the federal prison system . He spent last week defending his capabilities on Twitter. credit, calling himself a genius . Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
President Donald Trump is shown attending a recent meeting on potential changes to the federal prison system . He spent last week defending his capabilities on Twitter,  calling himself a genius . Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

President Donald Trump is “in excellent health,” White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it’s not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President.

While reviews of the past five presidents’ physical exams show only a brief mention of mental health and none of the records includes a readout of the mental health tests, this letter points out that mental evaluations are routine during physicals, particularly for patients who are 66 or older. Trump is 71.

Medicare guidelines suggest patients in this age range should be evaluated for cognitive and neural health function.

The White House has dismissed questions about Trump’s mental fitness, calling them “disgraceful and laughable.” They said, prior to the physical, that mental health testing was not something Trump would undergo. It will be up to President Trump what information he shares with the public.

“Without performing an evaluation of this kind, President Trump would be receiving care that is inadequate to the standard care regularly administered to millions of Americans covered by Medicare,” the letter argues. “Equally important, without this evaluation, the American people will not have a clear understanding about the health and well-being of the President, which is essential for Americans to know of any president.”

While a true mental health evaluation can only happen in person, these experts have noted there is some “increasing concern” that the President may be struggling with some mental health challenges and they recommend the President’s doctor screen Trump for dementia.

The letter does not explain how these concerns arose.

Problems these experts say they have observed include rambling speech; episodes of slurred speech; failure to recognize old friends; frequent repetition of the same concepts; decreased fine motor coordination; difficulties reading, listening and comprehending; suspect judgment, planning, problem solving and impulse control; and markedly declining vocabulary in recent years, with overreliance on superlatives, according to the letter.

The issue of the President’s mental capacity has received significant attention in recent weeks as Michael Wolff’s best-seller, “Fire and Fury,” has raised concerns about the commander in chief.

Citing people close to the President, Wolff has said the President has begun repeating three stories in conversations in less than 10 minutes, when he used to repeat stories in about a 30-minute window. Wolff told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that “100% of the people around the President believes he’s incapable of carrying out the duties of office.”

In full damage control, Trump and the White House trashed Wolff and his book as fiction and tabloid garbage while defending the President’s mental fitness.

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump said in a tweetstorm earlier this week. He called himself a “very stable genius.”

The US Preventive Services Task Force advises doctors to look for early signs or symptoms of cognitive problems that include problems with memory or language changes.

Among the medical professionals who wrote the letter, at least 15 made contributions to Democrats, and at least two have donated to Republicans, according to FEC records; however, not all have and many are well known experts in their field, from the United States, Canada and Germany.

The letter concludes that a mental health evaluation is a must because “the health of the President relies on it — as do American lives and the safety of our nation.”
CNN

  • Arzna

    I think all those who voted for Trump need their heads examined too

  • Niemals

    So what if the doctors want Trump’s head be examined? He will refuse simply because he declared himself to be a stable geunius
    It is a must be done, his mental health evaluation probably might explain how much did Trump pay to push the ‘Wrong button’?…..
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    Me worried?

  • Hind Abyad

    I’m outraged. If Trump’s head must be examined it should be for ignoring psychopath Israeli soldiers acting worse than Nazi.
    It’s Israel-Palestine but it’s scary to be in the neighborhood..

    ‘Nov 16, 2005 – An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday. The soldier, who has only been identified as “Captain R”, …’

    “37 secs ago – The young man was shot in the head as he attended a demonstration against the occupation forces. This murder comes days after Israeli forces executed a three year old Palestinian child, shooting the infant in the head…”

    Insane- no normal soldier in any War would do it- it’s legal terrorism Mossad Motto. Zionist Motto ‘From the Nile to the Euphrates’. It takes amorphous brains not to see, and crying anti-Semitism is a farce, they use Jews as human shields..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7b5f58208511f3693c224e93b1167a275b7af4914b18ceb6655e5dbffe691ce.jpg

  • Hind Abyad

    How can we have peace it’s no democracy, it’s tyranny! It was predicted in the 90’s
    by an Israeli journalist: ‘One day they will develop a mental disease never seen in entire Western psychology literature’ the title was ‘The Original Sin’.
    Goy people who are Israel friendly are in chock because of this behavior.

    • Y K

      Another masterpiece from the Queen of verbal diarrhea. She needs to find a publisher ASAP: it’s a travesty that the only people who have access to this are a couple dozen Ya Libnan readers. 🙂

    • Hind Abyad

      White House doctor: “Trump scored 30 out of 30 on a cognitive exam he requested” http://washex.am/2DFdavQ

      Netanyahoo’s head should be examined..Zionism has begun to sound outdated and political. By rebooting Zionism and focusing on the cultural aspects of it – its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit – we can tap into the younger generation of Jews who don’t connect to their parents’ version of Zionism,” Tatiana Hasson, The Israel Innovation Fund’s director of engagement and outreach, added.

      TIIF executes its vision by highlighting cultural initiatives – film, art and wine – and showing how they can enhance the Zionist enterprise.