Trump: 'I get more exercise than people think'

Trump: 'I get more exercise than people think'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Giving thanks for Thanksgiving itself Immigration provision in Democrats' reconciliation bill makes no sense MORE said in a new interview Wednesday that he gets “more exercise than people think” after Trump’s White House doctor said he would recommend Trump exercise more.

“I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that,” Trump told Reuters. “I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think.”

Trump said that he also gets exercise on the golf course, even though he usually uses a golf cart to traverse the course because walking the entire course takes up time.

“I don’t want to spend the time,” he said.


Trump told the Reuters reporters that “most of us could lose a couple of pounds.” He then surveyed the reporters in the interview and told them they were in “pretty good shape.”

The White House released the results of Trump’s first physical exam as president on Tuesday.

Trump’s White House doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, declared the president in “excellent” health. Jackson fielded questions at Tuesday’s press briefing for roughly an hour. 

Trump was listed at 75 inches tall and 239 pounds, according to the exam results.

Jackson said he is recommending Trump up his dose of Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering drug, and is working with nutritionists and his medical team to design a better diet and exercise plan for Trump, whom he said could stand to lose 10 to 15 pounds.  

Jackson said that Trump’s “overall health is excellent,” adding that the president had mostly normal results on several tests of his cholesterol and heart health. 

“His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good, he continues to enjoy the significant, long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol,” Jackson said.  

“All data indicates the president is healthy and will remain so for the duration of his presidency," he added.