A statement released by Donald Trump’s physician on Monday declared that the former president is in “excellent health” and plans to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle for many years. The physical and mental well-being of both Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden has been a major concern in the 2024 presidential race due to Biden’s upcoming 81st birthday and Trump’s leading position in the Republican nominating contest.
The note, which was posted on Truth Social, was issued on the same day as Biden’s birthday. According to the note, Trump has lost weight through a better diet and daily exercise routine while maintaining a busy schedule. It was signed by Bruce Aronwald, an osteopath from New Jersey, but no additional details about Trump’s health were provided.
Trump’s medical exams were reportedly within normal range, and his cognitive exams were described as exceptional. This statement was made by a different doctor than the one who produced a similar statement in 2016. In that case, Trump’s physician, Harold Bornstein, stated that Trump had written the contents himself.
In the 2016 statement, Trump claimed that he weighed 215 pounds (98 kg) and stood at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters). This information was released during a wide-ranging criminal case related to Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia, where he has pleaded not guilty in several cases.