Trump doctor touts 'exceptional' cognitive results as Biden's mental health faces scrutiny
Aronwald's medical assessment of Trump comes as President Joe Biden, his likely general election rival in 2024, faces mounting scrutiny of his physical and mental health in light of his age and habit of misspeaking.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday received a clean bill of health from his doctor, who asserted that the former president had made notable strides in improving his physical condition and did particularly well on his cognitive exams.
Trump posted a letter from Dr. Bruce Aronwald outlining his medical status to Truth Social, which he presented without commentary.
"I have been President Donald J. Trump's personal physician since 2021," Aronwald wrote. "During this time, I have conducted several comprehensive examinations, the most recent being September 12, 2023, and have supervised specialist consultations along with ancillary testing for screening and preventative health maintenance."
"I am pleased to report that President Trump's overall health is excellent. His physical exams were well within the normal range and his cognitive exams were exceptional," he wrote. "In addition, his most recent extensive laboratory analysis remains well within normal limits and was even more favorable than prior testing in some of the most significant parameters, most likely secondary to weight reduction."
"Cardiovascular studies are all normal and cancer screening tests are all negative," Aronwold continued. "President Trump has reduced his weight through an improved diet and continued daily physical activity, while maintaining a rigorous schedule. It is my opinion that President Trump is currently in excellent health, and with his continued interest in preventative health monitoring and maintenance, he will continue to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle for years to come."
Aronwald's medical assessment of Trump comes as President Joe Biden, his likely general election rival in 2024, faces mounting scrutiny of his physical and mental health in light of his age and habit of misspeaking. The president turned 81 on Monday, the same day as the annual presidential turkey pardon. During that event, Biden made another characteristic gaffe in which he appeared to conflate pop stars Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.
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