On Monday, a note was released by Donald Trump’s physician stating that the former president is in “excellent health” and will continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle for many years. The physical and mental health of both Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden has become a major issue in the 2024 presidential race due to Biden’s 81st birthday and Trump’s lead in the Republican nominating contest.
The note, which Trump posted on his Truth Social account, was released on the same day as Biden’s birthday. According to the note, Trump has reduced his weight through an improved diet and daily physical activity while maintaining a rigorous schedule. It was signed by Bruce Aronwald, an osteopath from New Jersey, but did not provide additional details about Trump’s health.
In contrast to the 2016 case where Harold Bornstein, Trump’s physician at that time indicated that he had dictated the contents of the note, this new note was released by a different doctor. In 2016, Trump stated that he weighed 215 pounds (98 kg) and stood at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters) tall in relation to a wide-ranging criminal case stemming from his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia where he has pleaded not guilty in several criminal cases.
Trump’s physical exams were reportedly well within normal ranges and his cognitive exams were described as exceptional in this new note. His continued good health is likely to be seen as a positive development for those who support him as he continues to campaign for the presidency once again in 2024.