No other president has perfected the art of lying more effectively than Trump, who has managed, in an unprecedented year in office, to normalise lying from the Oval Office with the support of a cast that includes professional distorter s and other racists in charge of drafting policies.
Jackson said Trump received a ideal score on a cognitive test created to screen for neurological impairment.
The 71-year-old's body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 puts him in the overweight category - and on the brink of obese - for his height at 6ft 3in.
Equatorial Guinea's United Nations ambassador, Anatolio Ndong Mba, told two reporters after the closed meeting that "we do hope that that (apology) will come", perhaps from Mr Trump to African leaders at their summit in Ethiopia on January 28-29. Orrin Hatch suggesting Trump is on his way to being a better president than Lincoln or Washington, in Rep. Kevin McCarthy collecting pink and red Starburst candy for Trump, in the lies told by Sens. He's very articulate when he speaks to me. "I'll be very surprised if it doesn't", Trump told reporters on Thursday. But, Trump doesn't even like to get too much exercise on the golf course - choosing to ride in a cart rather than walk the course.
With his lies, Trump set the tone, poisoning the Americans (both the anti-immigrant Republicans willing to follow him as they are, as well as the uninformed and the fearful), telling them that these deportees were "bad men". "I found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".
Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, making a rare house call to the White House briefing room, offered a second opinion.
Trump's mental fitness for the job had come under intense scrutiny after a controversial, best-selling book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", portrayed him as childlike and mercurial.
Still, at the president's request, Jackson did an assessment to screen for any cognitive impairment such as Alzheimers - and Trump got a flawless score. It does not test for psychiatric fitness. "The president is mentally very sharp, very intact", he said.
His coronary calcium score was just 34 in 2009, jumping to 98 in 2013, according to medical records quoted by the news network. Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital.
"The proposal brought by Senator Durbin and Senator Graham would go in the opposite of what we need, which is a skill-based system that treats people for who they are, not where they're from", Cotton said.
"Because, uhm... I think we're going to get a deal", he replied. Any score above 100 is at high risk of a heart attack or heart disease within 3-5 years.
Under persistent questioning, Nielsen said she didn't recall the specific language used by Trump.
Trump has also said comments attributed to him weren't made.