On Monday, the campaign of former US President Donald Trump released a note from his current doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional. This comes after recent verbal slips by Trump 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 commented on the topic of age in relation to the presidency, saying “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. His statement highlights the concerns about the ages of those seeking or currently holding the position.
Aronwald’s letter describes Trump’s health as entirely positive but fails to provide specific information about the tests taken or results. This letter contains vague claims about Trump’s health, unlike previous medical statements about his health that included details such as height and weight.
During his time in office, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who now serves as a congressman and one of Trump’s staunchest supporters. Jackson praised Trump’s “good genes,” “excellent” cardiac health, and how he performed exceptionally well on his cognitive test.
Aronwald also donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign according to FEC filings which raises questions about any potential partiality when attesting to Trump’s health