Trump's cognitive ability is normal: Doctor

But Jackson did say he had concerns about Trump's diet and exercise and has recommended some changes. "I get more exercise than people think". Jackson says Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds.

And with the midterm elections approaching, there are fresh fears among Republicans who were already anxious over the political climate going into November — and over Trump's unpredictable actions.

It was a hastily-organised (White House employees were scrambling to bring chairs into the East Room as we entered), but highly-entertaining, 78-minute showdown between himself and, as he so often says, "the fake news media".

"Me being up here right now, I think I need a drink of water", he said.

Trump's "shithole" remark has had implications in Washington and overseas. You know, I told the president that if he had healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made". 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. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.

Two Trump allies came out publicly on Sunday to dispute that Trump decried immigrants coming from "shithole countries" and sought to cast doubt on Durbin's public account of the meeting. Dick Durbin of IL.

Graham even had words for Chief of Staff John Kelly, noting that he is a "fine man" but is "also a part of the staff", and, thus, culpable for Trump's position-shifting on immigration.

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"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator.

'That did drive part of the process, ' Jackson said Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. On Capitol Hill, Democrats and some Republicans denounced Trump's remark as they've tried to reach a deal on immigration, which could be essential to avoiding a government shutdown later this week.

They also advised that the examination the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and "as thorough a neurological examination as you can perform given your specialty as an internist". "I can tell you explicitly they are wrong", the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper in an exclusive sit-down interview.

Jackson said Trump received a ideal score on a cognitive test created to screen for neurological impairment.

Left to its own devices, the State Department came up with its own talking points to be used by USA missions in Africa working to stem the damage, said a US official, who wasn't authorized to disclose internal deliberations and demanded anonymity.

The US should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, he is reported to have said.

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