President Donald Trump’s annual physical is set for Friday, when the American public will see if he followed the doctor’s orders from last year.
According to a CNN report, the physical is expected to be conducted by Dr. Sean Conley who took over for Ronny Jackson last year. In the intervening time, Trump is supposed to have been dieting and starting an exercise regimen to lose some pounds and lower his bad cholesterol levels.
According to White House staffers, besides an incremental uptick in the amount of fish the President has consumed, he has largely adhered to his lifestyle of fast food and little exercise.
Last year’s physical drew incredulous reactions, as Jackson told assembled reporters in the press briefing room that Trump was in excellent health, despite facts in direct contradiction to that statement, such as Trump’s borderline obesity. Conley is expected to stick to the more traditional medium of writing up the physical results in a brief document.
While observers may have rolled their eyes at Jackson’s obsequiousness, Trump loved the performance and soon after nominated Jackson to be VA Secretary. The nomination went up in flames when accounts became public of former subordinates who accused Jackson of freehanded pill giveaways and drunkenness on the job, among other things.
Trump maintains that Jackson was ill-used and recently asked for a promotion on his behalf.