In a letter released by his campaign on Monday, Donald Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stated that the former president is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional. This comes after recent verbal slips brought Trump’s age to the forefront.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently commented on the issue 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. This statement highlights concerns about the ages of those seeking or currently holding the position.
Aronwald’s letter provides general claims about Trump’s health but fails to include specific details such as the tests taken or their results. This differs from previous medical statements about Trump’s health that included more information and were shared with greater transparency.
During his time in office, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who praised his “good genes,” “excellent” cardiac health and how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test. However, it should be noted that Aronwald also donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign which could create skepticism about the note he provided.