Trump To Undergo First Physical Exam Of Presidency
Presidents routinely take exams to prove they are fit for service. President Donald Trump will have his on Jan. 12. Meanwhile, the mental health of past Oval Office occupants, as well as the present one, continues to be a subject of discussion.
Date Set For First Trump Physical Exam As President
President Trump will undergo a physical exam on Jan. 12 and the results will be made public by his military physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House said Thursday. “The president’s physical is scheduled for Jan. 12 and Dr. Jackson, the president’s doctor, will give a readout of the exam after it’s completed,” the White House said in a statement. (Fabian, 12/28)
Los Angeles Times:
Do Psychiatrists Have Any Business Talking About President Trump's Mental Health?
So many norms of politics and civic discourse have been shattered in the year that ends this Sunday. And not every smashed convention this year has been the handiwork of President Donald J. Trump. In a book of essays published in October, two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists challenged strictures laid down by their professions' leaders and publicly probed Trump's mental state. "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" is a recitation of evidence for what they contend is Trump's malignant narcissism, hedonism and sociopathy. (Healy, 12/30)
Questions About Mental Fitness Dogged Presidents Long Before Trump
The president is a "narcissist." He is "paranoid." He is "bipolar."No, not President Trump. These labels were applied to Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Theodore Roosevelt, respectively. And the list goes on. John F. Kennedy had psychopathic traits, according to one academic study. And Abraham Lincoln apparently experienced suicidal depression. (Hamilton, 12/23)