In recent weeks, concerns about the ages of those seeking or currently holding the presidency have been brought to the forefront. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made headlines by saying, “The presidency is not a job for somebody that is pushing 80,” comparing his own youth to both former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday.
Following this statement, a note was released by Trump’s campaign on Monday from his doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional. This comes after Trump’s recent verbal slips brought his age into question. However, Aronwald’s letter failed to include specific details about the tests taken or their results, instead making general claims about Trump’s overall health.
In contrast to this recent note from Aronwald, Dr. Harold Bornstein released a similar letter in 2015 during Trump’s presidential campaign. The letter from Bornstein described Trump as having “excellent physical health” and being “extremely sharp mentally.” This letter contained more specific information about the tests taken and their results than Aronwald’s latest note.
During his tenure in the White House, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who praised Trump’s “good genes,” his “excellent” cardiac health, and how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test. It should be noted that Jackson is now a congressman and one of Trump’s staunchest supporters.
Aronwald also donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign according to FEC filings which raises questions about partiality when attesting to Trump’s health which may create skepticism among readers.
Overall, while there have been varying medical assessments of President Donald Trump over the years