Trump expects his physical to go well Friday

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Dr Jackson will issue a public statement after the exam.

A new book by author Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury", asserts that nearly all of Trump's top staff and advisers believe he is mentally unwell.

"I think it's going to go very well", he said, adding that he would be "surprised if it doesn't".

Although he is a keen golfer, Trump is also said "not to believe" in exercise, reports the BBC.

The normally routine examination coincided with swirling questions about Trump's physical and medical fitness for office.

The White House has said tests of mental fitness will not be part of the president's physical.

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Trump expects his physical to go well Friday

David M. Reiss, a California psychiatrist and a contributor to the book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" and a signatory on the letter, said Trump's pattern of behavior has been "disturbing and it's worrisome and it really needs attention". After Jackson last examined Obama, in February 2016, the memo he prepared included the president's height, weight, body mass index, resting heart rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and body temperature.

They can also include more detailed examinations of the heart, lungs, vision, cholesterol and blood glucose that could point to problems.

The president has pushed back against suggestions he's mentally unfit, declaring himself "a very stable genius". The White House wouldn't say whether doctors would test the president's cognitive abilities.

Here's a copy of the results of one of President Barack Obama's checkups.

"Let Trump be Trump" was co-written by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and claims dinner could be "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted (milkshake)". He uses a cart when plays golf. He doesn't smoke or drink alcohol. His diet is heavy on fast food, red meat and Diet Coke.

It's not clear how much information the president will share about Friday's work-up.

Jackson, the president's physician for three consecutive administrations, is scheduled to speak with reporters on Tuesday after compiling lab results over the holiday weekend - an unusual step in this annual White House ritual.

Vanessa Coleman

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