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Trump medical exam won't include mental fitness test: WH

AFP  |  Washington 

Donald Trump's scheduled medical exam this week won't include a psychiatric evaluation, the said today as questions mount over the US president's mental fitness.

Responding to queries on the subject, Hogan Gidley said simply: "No."

"He's sharp as a tack," Gidley told reporters on board

Trump, 71, will be examined at the Walter Reed military hospital in a suburb Friday and the are set to be made public.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump published a letter by his long term doctor that stated he was in "excellent physical health."

Bornstein had previously written about Trump's health in glowing terms, stating in 2015 he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Angered by the publication of a bombshell book that raised doubts over his mental faculties, Trump took to this weekend to describe himself as "a very stable genius" and "like, really smart.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 06:45 IST