The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was administered by physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson at the president's behest.
Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the "hyperbolic" coverage of the Trump administration by many in the mainstream media, specifically pointing to claims - including by Dr. Sanjay Gupta - that the president has heart disease.
Dr Jackson did not recommend any further cognitive tests. The first year of his presidency has seen many ridiculous moments that led many to believe that the Republican billionaire was 'mentally unfit to lead'. Do you measure up to his "stable genius" credentials? This is how bad the press is to get Trump; even physicians are cast aside, questioned as quacks if they say something positive about the president. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than one in three adults were considered to be overweight and more than one in three were considered obese.
Despite Trump's fast food-filled diet and lack of exercise, Jackson found him to be in "excellent" health.
The White House, in an attempt to dispel concerns about Donald Trump's mental state, is highlighting the results of a test developed by a Canadian immigrant from Lebanon.
President Trump's mental and physical fitness were tested by his own White House doctorWhat is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)? But that's what it is: "a screening test", says Moberg's colleague David R. Roalf, a research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry.
Obama first appointed Jackson to his role in 2013; Trump kept him on upon entering office.
Trump also will increase his daily dosage of Crestor, Jackson said, with a goal of getting his LDL cholesterol down to below a reading of 120.
Jackson said Trump is going to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise.
While more exercise may be a tall order for the president, he said he's open to changing his diet to include smaller portions. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said.
It's designed, he explained, to test for "minimum cognitive function to be able to do important things" and "does not absolutely assess personality issues".
The same reporter also asked, "Do you keep a tally of how much golf the USA president plays - that is something the press office repeatedly does not tell us".
Developed in Montreal in 1996, it was created to measure "mild cognitive dysfunction" according to the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.
"The president did exceedingly well on (the cognitive exam)", the doctor said.