Trump's Doctor Gets Heat for Physical Exam Results, But Look What Obama's Former Staffer Has to Say

| JAN 17, 2018 | 12:11 AM

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Dr. Ronny Jackson was straightforward with America on Tuesday.

He addressed the rumors of President Donald Trump's struggle to cognitively function as commander in chief.

“The president is very mentally sharp,” Jackson said. In addition, Jackson reported that Trump scored a 30/30 on a screening exam that's used to test for dementia and Alzheimer's.

Still, some people didn't accept Jackson's assessment of the president.

When David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, saw all the reaction, he decided to speak up and defend Jackson's character.

Axelrod tweeted:

He got a lot of flack for it, too.

Jackson isn't just Trump's physician, though; he's been the White House doctor since 2013. So Axelrod is just speaking from experience here.

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