On Monday, the campaign of former President Donald Trump released a letter from his doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in “excellent” health and that his cognitive exams were “exceptional.” This announcement comes after Trump, who is 77 years old, made verbal slips that drew attention to his age. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Sunday that the presidency is “not a job for somebody that is pushing 80” as he tried to distinguish himself from Trump and President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday.
According to the letter, Trump’s most recent comprehensive examination was September 13, 2023. It states that his cardiovascular studies are all normal and cancer screening tests were negative. The letter also indicates that Trump has reduced his weight. However, it does not provide details about the specific types of tests that were conducted or their results. In 2015, Trump’s then-campaign released a similar letter written by Dr. Harold Bornstein, who later stated 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 a congressman and one of Trump’s staunchest supporters, praised the then-president’s health during a White House press corps briefing in January 2018. He spoke about Trump’s “good genes,” how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test and his “excellent” cardiac health. According to FEC filings, Aronwald donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign.
It is important to note that while this letter provides some information about Trump’s health at this time