Jan 092018

Donald Trump’s medical visit scheduled for the end of the week will not include any psychiatric assessment, the White House announced on Tuesday as some of US president’s critics are openly questioning his mental health.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump (public domain photo)

“No”, Hogan Gidley, a spokesman for the US Executive, said on board Air Force One, adding that the President is “sharp as a tack”.

The 71-year-old US president is due to be examined on Friday at the Walter Reed Military Hospital, on the outskirts of Washington, and the results will be made public, the White House said.

During the presidential campaign, Trump published a four-paragraph letter from his doctor, in which his health fitness was presented in enthusiastic terms.

“If elected, I can unequivocally say that Donald Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected president,” the doctor wrote at that time.

Visibly disturbed by questions about his mental abilities raised in the polemic book “Fire and Fury”, Trump tweeted over the weekend that he is a “very stable genius.”

Jan 072018

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump (public domain)

Trump slammed Democratic opponents of his presidency and “the fake news mainstream media” for trying to use mental health questions to challenge him as they did with Ronald Reagan.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star, to President of the United States (on my first try),” Trump wrote. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”

Trump said his political enemies were trying to raise questions about his mental stability because the Russian collusion story was a “total hoax.”

He also reminded critics that Hillary Clinton lost miserably despite trying to raise questions about his character and mental health to voters.