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The memo from Dr. Conley also stated that Mr. Trump was never sedated or anesthetized during his health check. It was unclear if he had not had a colonoscopy, which the White House had told him to be scheduled for the coming year, or had a virtual colonoscopy that could be done without anesthesia. In 2010, Obama underwent a virtual colonoscopy.

Dr. Conley also stated that the physical examinations showed no change in the condition of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, gums, heart, lungs, skin and gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms of Trump.

Last year, when many of Trump's critics had asked questions about his erratic behavior and mental state, the president asked Jackson to give him a cognitive test designed to screen for neurological deficiencies. He got a perfect score on this test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test, and the military doctor stated that there was no evidence that Mr. Trump was suffering from mental disorders that would prevent him from performing his duties.

The White House did not say whether the doctors had repeated the Montreal test this year or had done similar tests. The White House also did not list the types of specialists who examined Mr. Trump, what their areas of expertise were or whether they were psychologists or psychiatrists.

This year's report on Trump's state contained no theatrical elements that surrounded the publication of Dr. Trump's medical results when Dr. Jackson presented a report at the rostrum in the White House's briefing room. and answered questions from journalists.

"It's called genetics," said Dr. Jackson about the president's good health. "I told the president that he had eaten healthier over the last 20 years, he might live up to 200 years."

Much was made of Dr. Jackson's performance for reflecting the hyperbolic language of the president he had examined and for whom he seemed to be playing. But the language seemed to appeal to at least one audience: Mr. Trump soon appointed Dr. Jackson as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Jackson subsequently withdrew his candidacy after allegations of misconduct while he was a doctor at the White House. He is still serving in the White House medical unit, but he is no longer the president's doctor.