A letter from former President Donald Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, has been released by the Trump campaign, stating that the president is in “excellent” health and that his cognitive exams were “exceptional.” The letter was written after Trump made verbal slips that brought his age into focus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Sunday that the presidency is not suitable for someone over 80 years old as he attempted to differentiate himself from Trump and President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday.
Aronwald stated in the letter 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, no information was provided about the types of tests taken or their results. In 2015, a similar letter was released by Dr. Harold Bornstein, who later revealed that Trump dictated the letter to him.
During his time in office, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who now serves as a congressman and is one of Trump’s staunchest supporters. Jackson praised the then-president’s health during a briefing to the White House press corps in January 2018, citing his “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.