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Trump’s Doctor: Former President In ‘Excellent Health’ Ahead Of 2024 Campaign

By CM Chaney · November 22, 2023

In brief…

  • Trump campaign releases letter from doctor saying he is in "excellent health"
  • Comes after verbal slips raised questions about his age and cognitive abilities
  • Letter does not include basic health details provided in past exams
  • Doctor donated to Chris Christie previously, gave vague statements about Trump's health
Trump’s campaign released a vague letter from a doctor claiming he is in excellent health, but it lacks basic health details provided in past exams by doctors with ties to Trump.  Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign released a letter from his doctor on Monday stating that the 77-year-old is in “excellent health,” according to the doctor, Bruce Aronwald.

The letter comes after recent verbal slips from Trump brought his age and cognitive abilities into question.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis commented on Sunday that “the presidency is ‘not a job for somebody that is pushing 80’” as he looked to contrast himself from both Trump and President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday. DeSantis argues that both Trump and Biden are too old for the presidency.

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Aronwald, who describes himself as “Trump’s personal physician since 2021,” wrote that Trump’s “most recent ‘comprehensive examination’” occurred on September 13, 2023. He stated that the former president’s “cardiovascular studies are all normal and cancer screening tests” came back negative, and that Trump had “reduced his weight.”

However, the letter “makes broad statements about Trump’s health but does not include information about the types of tests that Trump took or what the results were. It doesn’t include even basic information that Trump’s physicians have shared in the past, such as his height and weight, cholesterol level or blood pressure,” according to CNN.

In 2015, Trump released a similar letter from his former doctor Harold Bornstein stating that “His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary…If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” Bornstein later admitted that “Trump dictated the letter to him.”

During Trump’s presidency, White House doctor Ronny Jackson gave a glowing review of Trump’s health in January 2018, touting his “good genes” and “excellent” cognitive and cardiac test results.

Public records show that Aronwald previously donated to former presidential candidate Chris Christie’s campaign in 2015.