In a significant development in the 2024 presidential race, former President Donald Trump’s physician released a note on Monday stating that the former president is in “excellent health” and will continue to lead an active lifestyle for many years. The physical and mental health of both Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden have become major issues due to Biden’s upcoming 81st birthday and Trump’s strong lead in the Republican nominating contest.
The note, which was posted on Trump’s Truth Social account, was released on the same day as Biden’s birthday. According to the note, Trump has reduced his weight through improved dietary habits and daily physical activity while maintaining a busy schedule. The note was signed by Bruce Aronwald, an osteopath from New Jersey, but did not provide additional details about Trump’s health.
Trump’s physical examinations were reported to be within normal range, and his cognitive examinations were described as exceptional. This note marks a departure from the one produced by Trump’s physician in 2016, where Harold Bornstein indicated that Trump had dictated its contents. In that case, Trump weighed 215 pounds (98 kg) and stood at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters). The release of this information was related 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.