On Monday, Donald Trump’s campaign released a letter from his doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that the former president is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional. This comes after Trump’s recent verbal slips brought his age to the forefront. The letter emphasized that Trump’s health is entirely positive but failed to include specifics such as the tests taken or the results.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently mentioned that the presidency is not a job for someone pushing 80 while comparing his 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.
During his tenure in the White House, Trump received a glowing bill of health by Dr. Ronny Jackson who praised his “good genes,” “excellent” cardiac health, and how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test. However, Aronwald donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign which raises questions about partiality when attesting to Trump’s health.
This latest note from Aronwald adds another layer of complexity to Trump’s health concerns, raising questions about transparency and potential conflicts of interest within the medical community surrounding him.
Overall, it seems that concerns about Trump’s age continue to be a topic of discussion among politicians and pundits alike. As we move closer to future elections, it will be important for candidates to be transparent about their health status and provide detailed information about any medical conditions they may have.