Like A Child, Trump’s Former Doc Says He Mixed Veggies POTUS Wouldn’t Eat In With His Regular Food
The former White House physician to the president has stated in a recent interview that Donald Trump’s diet was such a challenge that it was necessary to try and mix veggies into his regular meal.
Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, who is running for Congress in an open-seat race in Texas, spoke to the New York Times about the president’s health. Among other subjects, Jackson discussed his closeness to Trump as being an asset in his upcoming Republican primary race for the 13th district.
He acknowledged his time as Trump’s top doctor, including that glowing praise of his health, drew criticisms of his work. Jackson infamously said Trump could have lived to be 200 years old if he had eaten better, Business Insider reported.
Jackson also stated that he had tried to get Trump to get healthier, to no avail, failing to get him to exercise more and facing difficulties in getting him to eat right.
The president’s diet was so challenging, Jackson said, that it required drastic steps — including trying to mix healthier vegetables in with other foods he did like.
Trump doctor says staff hid cauliflower in president’s mashed potato to make him lose weight https://t.co/xylgifX9Ve
— The Independent (@Independent) February 25, 2020
“The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to,” Jackson said in the interview. “But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes.”
It’s not clear whether the mixing happened with or without Trump’s knowledge.
Trump’s health in the run-up to his re-election campaign may be a point of contention for the general election. Last fall, Trump made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital, which caused many pundits to wonder about and deem dubious the claims from the administration that the trip was a routine one.