On Monday, a note was released by Donald Trump’s campaign from his doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional. This comes after Trump’s recent verbal slips brought his age to the forefront. In 2015, Trump’s former personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, also released a similar letter.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently mentioned that the presidency is not a job for somebody that is pushing 80, comparing his own youth to both Trump and President Joe Biden who turned 81 on Monday. This statement emphasizes the concerns about the ages of those seeking or currently holding the position.
However, Aronwald’s letter failed to include specific details such as the tests taken or the results. His letter contains general claims about Trump’s health without providing any concrete information such as his height and weight like previous medical statements about Trump’s health did share in the past.
During his tenure in the White House, Trump received a glowing bill of health by Dr. Ronny Jackson who praised him for his “good genes,” “excellent” cardiac health and how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test. However, it is worth noting that Dr Aronwald donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign according to FEC filings which could create skepticism about the note he provided regarding Trump’s health status.