Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently said that the presidency is not a job for someone who is pushing 80, drawing attention to the age of current and potential candidates for the position. This statement comes after Trump’s recent verbal slips brought his age into the spotlight. In response, Dr. Bruce Aronwald released a note stating that Trump is in excellent health and his cognitive exams were exceptional.
Aronwald’s letter describes Trump’s health as entirely positive, but it fails to provide specific details about the tests taken or the results. This letter contains general claims about Trump’s health, unlike previous medical statements about Trump’s health that included specific information such as his height and weight. During his tenure in the White House, Trump received a glowing bill of health from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who praised his “good genes,” “excellent” cardiac health, and how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test.
However, there are concerns about Aronwald’s possible partiality when attesting to Trump’s health, as he donated to Chris Christie’s 2015 presidential campaign according to FEC filings. This could create skepticism about the note he provided and raise questions about whether it reflects an unbiased assessment of Trump’s health status.