businessinsider.com – President Donald Trump has a well-documented affection for fast food, red meat, and Diet Coke — and doesn’t engage in any regular form of physical exercise. But his doctor, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, told reporters on Tuesday that the president’s overall health is “excellent,” despite his unhealthy habits, because he has “incredible genes.”
“It’s called genetics. I don’t know,” Jackson said. “Some people have just great genes. I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. I don’t know.”
He added, “It’s just the way God made him.”
Trump’s former campaign aides, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, wrote in their new book documenting the campaign, “Let Trump be Trump,” that Trump’s diet consisted exclusively of fast food.
“There were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” they wrote.
Jackson said that if he himself had maintained the same diet Trump has over his lifetime, he “wouldn’t have the cardiac and overall health that he has.”