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Not just “girthers”: Doctors question Trump’s health report

“That’s a really high LDL,” Dr. Eric Topol, of the Scripps Research Institute said, the Times reported. “We’re talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn’t exercise. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.”

He added, “I would never use the words ‘excellent health.’ How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”

Trump himself, however, said he does plenty of exercise, and therefore, has nothing to worry about. Although, details were scarce.

“I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview. “I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think.”

Trump, who can hardly ever turn down fast-food meal, continued, “A lot of people go to the gym and they’ll work out for two hours and all. I’ve seen people … then they get their new knees when they’re 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things. I don’t have those problems.”

There are certainly legitimate reasons to draw questions about Trump’s health, and how its been marketed as “excellent” by the White House considering its track record of misleading the public on a number of issues ranging from chain migration, to inauguration crowd size.

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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