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President Donald Trump performed “exceedingly well” on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president’s mental fitness for office. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump’s first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a perfect score on a test designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a “fundamental re-examination,” the State Department said.In a letter, the State Department notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency that the U.S. is withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million funding installment.

This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.That’s according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration.

Trump is scheduled to visit Pennsylvania for what party officials say is an opportunity to promote the tax overhaul bill he signed into law last month. Trump’s visit Thursday is to H&K Equipment in the suburban Pittsburgh borough of Coraopolis.

Source: Associated Press

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