WASHINGTON — President Trump appears to be following his doctor’s orders — sort of.
Two years after the White House physician told him he needed to shed some pounds, Trump has arrested his weight gain, putting on just one pound in the past year.
The results of Trump’s third annual physical exam were released Wednesday and gave the president a clean bill of health — although his blood pressure continues to be on the rise after spending three years in the Oval Office.
He also remains clinically obese.
“Based on my history, examination and consultations, the data indicates that the President remains healthy,” wrote his physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley.
“Overall the President continues to benefit from a multi-disciplinary care team in assessing and promoting his health and wellness as he carries out his duties of the Presidency,” Conley continued.
The medical also touches on the president’s controversial decision to take the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to ward-off the coronavirus.
“Following the diagnosis of COVID-19 in two West Wing staffers this past May, as a preventative measure, the President took a two week course of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), with zinc and vitamin D,” Conley wrote.
“This was done in consultation with his appropriate health care team members and close monitoring of the electrocardiogram (EKG) for changes in the QT system. The President completed the regime safely and without side effects,” he added.
The 6-foot-3 president tips the scales at 244 pounds, up from 243 pounds in 2019 and 239 pounds the year before.
With a BMI of 30.5, that still puts him in the clinically obese category.
Trump, who has a common form of heart disease, was warned by his previous physician Dr. Ronny Jackson in 2018 that he needed to do more exercise and improve his diet — with a nutritionist brought into the White House to advise chefs on cutting the commander-in-chief’s calories.
Several examinations at the Walter Reed military hospital between November 2019 and April 2020 also found Trump’s blood pressure was 121/79 — up from 118/80 last year and 116/70 the year before.
According to the report, Trump takes three daily medications: Rosuvastatin, which is used to treat high cholesterol; Finasteride, which is used to treat enlarged prostates or hair loss in men, and Aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Trump doesn’t smoke or drink but is no fan of exercise, either, with golf his primary form of exercise.
After his first exam as president, Jackson declared of Trump: “He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him.”
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