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Late-Night Hosts Poke Fun at Trump's Physical Exam

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Donald Trump presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members of Congress in the Cabinet Room at the White House Jan. 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Late night hosts across the dial teed off on President Donald Trump's physical exam on Tuesday. White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who conducted the exam, reported that he "found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes" and that Trump had scored a perfect score on a cognitive test taken last Friday.

On The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert was shocked by “big news” right off the bat that Trump’s heart exam was normal: “Despite all evidence, Donald Trump does have a heart.”

Focusing on the president’s height and weight, Colbert calculated Trump’s body mass index and concluded he was one pound shy of obesity. “That’s awfully convenient,” Colbert noted, before launching into his Trump impersonation. “Listen, doc, I don’t want to be obese but I feel like this wad of cash is about one pound. Why don't you take this off my hands and weigh me again, okay?

Over on Comedy Central, Daily Show host Trevor Noah was curious if Dr. Jackson had “tested for racism.”

Noting that, according to Dr. Jackson, Trump is “completely sane,” Noah said, “That makes me more worried because that means he’s doing all this shit on purpose. You ‘covfefe’ in your normal mind?”

Over on Conan, the TBS host noted the physical in his opening monologue. "President Trump’s doctor predicted that the President will live a long life,” O'Brien said. “As a result, the doctor is now treating Melania Trump for depression.”

This article originally appeared in THR.com.

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