The former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has released a note from his personal physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in “excellent” health and his cognitive exams were “exceptional.” The letter was released on Monday and was written by Dr. Aronwald, who has been Trump’s personal physician since 2023. This comes after Trump, who is 77 years old, made verbal slips that brought his age into question.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that the presidency is “not a job for somebody that is pushing 80” as he sought to contrast his youth relative to Trump and President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday. However, the letter from Dr. Aronwald does not include any information about the types of tests that Trump took or what the results were. In 2015, a similar letter was released by Dr. Harold Bornstein, who later said that Trump dictated the letter to him.
During his time in office, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, the then-presidential physician. Jackson now serves as a congressman and one of Trump’s staunchest supporters praised the former president’s health during a briefing to the White House press corps in January 2018. According to FEC filings, Dr. Aronwald donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign.
The new note from Dr. Aronwald says that Trump’s most recent comprehensive examination was September 13th of 2023 and that his cardiovascular studies are all normal and cancer screening tests were negative.
It also mentions that Trump has reduced his weight but it doesn’t provide any further details about it or how much he weighs now.
Overall this new note from Dr. Aronwald seems to be more positive than previous notes released by other doctors regarding Trump’s health status but it still lacks specific details which may leave some people questioning its authenticity or accuracy.
It will be interesting to see if this new note will change public opinion about trump’s health or if people will continue to have doubts about it based on past experiences with other doctors releasing similar letters about him.