On Monday, Donald Trump’s physician released a note stating that the former president is in “excellent health” and will continue to lead a healthy, active lifestyle for many years. The physical and mental health of both Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden has become a major issue in the 2024 presidential race due to Biden’s 81st birthday and Trump’s lead in the Republican nominating contest.
Trump posted the note on his Truth Social account on the same day as Biden’s birthday. According to the note, Trump has reduced his weight through an improved diet and daily physical activity while maintaining a rigorous schedule. The note was signed by Bruce Aronwald, an osteopath from New Jersey, but did not provide additional details about Trump’s health.
Physical exams were reported to be well within the normal range, and cognitive exams were described as exceptional. This note was released by a different doctor than the one who produced a similar note in 2016. In that case, Trump’s physician Harold Bornstein indicated that Trump had dictated its contents.
In the 2016 note, Trump stated that he weighed 215 pounds (98 kg) and was 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters) tall. This information was released in relation to a wide-ranging criminal case stemming from Trump’s attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia, where he has pleaded not guilty in several criminal cases.