He, of course, describes impressive stamina, saying, while campaigning in 2016,
"I feel as good today as I did when I was 30"
Objectively, Trump's only form of exercise
is golf, but he habitually rides in a golf cart,
even driving the cart onto the green (a major violation of golf etiquette)
in 2017 to save walking a few feet
Trump's physician has encouraged more exercise 3
but Trump has demurred
In January 2018 he underwent a treadmill exercise test as part of his annual
physical examination. Quantitative results were not disclosed, but his physician
reported "above average exercise capacity based on age and sex"
. Trump offered a typically bombastic description:
I was on a treadmill for the first time actually in quite a while, and it was
at a very steep angle, and I was there for a very long time. ... They were surprised.
And they said, "Well you can stop now, that's amazing." And I said,
"I can go much longer than this if you want me to."
Given that Trump was at or close to exhaustion on an international trip in May 2017
this statement from the presidential physician in January 2018 is seen to be an
exaggeration, too 3
One of the things, being with the President on a day-to-day basis, that has been
impressive to me is he has a lot of energy -- a lot of energy and a lot of stamina.
And I think I first noticed that -- we traveled, did some overseas travel last year.
And I was really surprised because I didn't know the President early on.
And the days -- we'd get these 14-, 16-hour days, and the staff is just spent after a while.
And you're just like, man, when are we going to the hotel? When are we going down?
Because you have all the issues of different time zones and things of that nature, too.
And I'll tell you, out of everybody there, the President had more stamina and more
energy than just about anybody there. He was the one that was always like, we're not
going to skip this event, we're going to do this, we're going to do that, and stuck
to the schedule despite the urging of some of us to let's just forget the rest of the day.