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Trump did 'exceedingly well' on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters about President Trump's health during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is in excellent overall health and achieved a perfect score on a cognitive test that the president requested as part of his first formal medical exam since taking office, the White House's top physician announced Tuesday.

Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said he administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during Trump's physical exam Friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and said the president achieved a score of 30 points. The 10-minute exam is designed to detect mild cognitive impairment, such as dementia, generally in older patients...

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