Donald Trump's diet: Cauliflower hidden in mashed potatoes, less ice cream

Donald Trump reportedly had cauliflower hidden in his mashed potatoes, according to the doctor formerly charged with improving the US President's health. 

Dr Ronny L. Jackson, the former White House physician who is now running for Congress, told The New York Times he regrets leaving the role before fully implementing a diet and exercise plan for Trump.

In a 2018 briefing, where he revealed the results of Trump's medical tests, Jackson said the President had "incredible genes" and if he had a better diet over the last two decades, could have lived to 200. But he also explained his goal to help Trump lose weight and that he planned to introduce an exercise bike or elliptical machine into the White House.

Those plans never came to fruition. 

"The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to," he told The Times.

"But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes."

Trump is known as a big fan of fast-food, regularly posting pictures of it online and having it delivered to events at the White Hosue. 

Jackson left the West Wing in December after nearly two years of intense scrutiny. In early 2018, he was considered to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs, but he withdrew after allegations about his behaviour in the White House came about. It was alleged that he would loosely give out strong drugs to politicians and administrative staff, allegations he has called "complete garbage"

After that ordeal, Jackson didn't return to the head physician role, and instead, worked within the White House medical unit. 

Although it's reported that Trump was pleased by Jackson's performance during the 2018 briefing, the President hasn't endorsed him in his attempt to represent Texas' 13th District in Congress.