A letter released by former President Donald Trump’s campaign on Monday has stated that he is in “excellent” health and his cognitive exams were “exceptional”. The letter was written by Dr. Bruce Aronwald, who describes himself as Trump’s personal physician since 2023. This comes after Trump, 77, made verbal slips that brought his age to the forefront.
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.
In the letter, Aronwald states that Trump’s most recent comprehensive examination was September 13, 2023, and that his cardiovascular studies are all normal and cancer screening tests were negative. However, the letter does not include information about the types of tests taken or their results. In 2015, Trump’s then-campaign released a similar letter written by Dr. Harold Bornstein, who later said that Trump dictated the letter to him.
During his tenure in the White House, 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, citing his “good genes,” how well he did on his cognitive test and his “excellent” cardiac health