BREAKING: Doctors Demand Trump Trump Undergo Immediate Mental Evaluation

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White House physician Ronny Jackson conducted Mr. Trump’s yearly physical on Friday. Afterwards, he stated that the president is “in excellent health.” What is not clear is what constitutes “excellent health” under his assessment or whether he truly conducted a full physical.

Despite the urging from dozens of doctors and mental health professionals, it doesn’t seem that any mental health tests were conducted as part of the physical. The joint letter stated:

‘As medical and mental health professionals, we are fully aware that a diagnosis can only be made by an evaluating physician. In our professional judgment, the growing concern over President Trump’s health is not only reasonable, but essential considering the office that he holds and the grave responsibilities and extensive powers of this public office.’

According to CNN:

‘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 had already stated prior to the physical that Mr. Trump would not undergo mental health testing. In fact, they dismissed questions about Trump’s mental health, calling them “disgraceful and laughable.”
The letter, written to Dr. Jackson, also said:
‘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. 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.’

The letter mentions observations that the doctors and mental heath professionals have made of the president, which lead them to be concerned about possible dementia. The problems they have observed in Trump include slurred speech, rambling speech, failure to recognize old friends, decreased fine motor coordination, and difficulties reading, listening, and comprehending.
In addition, the experts observed “suspect judgment, planning, problem solving, and impulse control, and markedly declining vocabulary in recent years, with overreliance on superlatives.” Trump’s mental capacity has been in question for awhile, especially since his antics have now been made public in Michael Wolff’s tell-all book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
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.’
Mr. Trump bragged on himself during a tweetstorm earlier this week when he said:
‘Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.’
He then went on to call himself a “very stable genius.” 

On Thursday, during an immigration meeting at the White House, Trump asked:
‘Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?’
The president was referring to people from countries such as El Salvador, Haiti, and other African nations. Since then, Trump has received heavy criticism for his startling racist remarks.

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