MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY: Former President Donald Trump’s health is once again under scrutiny after his personal physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, issued a statement confirming his exceptional health.
The memo released by the Trump campaign highlighted positive aspects of Trump’s health, highlighting his excellent cognitive test scores and overall good health, CNN reported.
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JUST IN: Dr. Bruce Aronwald, President Trump’s personal physician, just released a letter saying President Trump is in excellent health and has even lost some weight.
“I am pleased to report that President Trump is in excellent general health,” the letter said. #Trump2024 pic.twitter.com/C9drw5jYMo
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) November 20, 2023
Who is Dr. Bruce Aronwald?
Dr. Bruce Aronwald, who described himself as Trump’s “personal physician since 2021,” detailed in a note that Trump’s last comprehensive examination took place on September 13, 2023.
Aronwald argued that Trump’s cardiovascular tests showed normal results, cancer screening was negative, and Trump also managed to reduce his weight.
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However, the note did not provide specific details about the tests performed or comprehensive health indicators, prompting skepticism from critics.
According to U.S. News Health, Aronwald practices family medicine in Morristown, New Jersey, and is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and has accumulated over two decades of professional experience in the field.
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Trump, 77, has come under scrutiny for recent verbal missteps, fueling speculation about his cognitive health, CNN reported.
Trump recently addressed a crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, where he inadvertently expressed gratitude to those in attendance for coming to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, prompting attempts at correction from the Iowa senator. The entire conversation was accidentally caught on the live microphone.
At a subsequent summit held in Washington, D.C., Trump made a statement suggesting that Biden could trigger “World War II,” which ended nearly eight decades ago. He also appears to confuse Biden with former President Barack Obama, claiming he is ahead of Obama in pre-election polls.
The debate over Trump’s fitness for office has intensified following comments by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in which he said the presidency is not suitable for people who are “over 80 years of age.”
DeSantis contrasted his relative youth with Trump’s age, highlighting concerns about the abilities of older leaders compared to their younger counterparts.
Dr. Bruce Aronwald practices family medicine in Morristown, New Jersey. (Bruce Aronwald/LinkedIn)
The Internet Reacted Skeptically to Trump’s Latest Health Report
Public reaction to Aronwald’s note was mixed, and doubts arose about the reliability of the assessment. Social media was filled with skepticism, questioning the qualifications and impartiality of Trump’s doctor.
On X, one social media user commented: “As for the brilliant medical report on Trump: this guy is a doctor in New Jersey. He is not qualified to express such opinions and does not have the training or ability to conduct cognitive testing. I bet Trump still drinks Diet Coke and fast food.”
As for the glowing medical report on Trump: the guy is a doctor in New Jersey. He is not qualified to express such opinions and does not have the training or ability to conduct cognitive testing. I bet Trump still drinks Diet Coke and fast food. pic.twitter.com/hYM8ekKioz
— Betty G O’Hearn 🟦 (@BettyOHearn) November 21, 2023
Another user was critical of the contents of the health report, saying, “Trump’s doctor reveals health report: ‘Cognitive exams were exceptional.’ This is NOT a medical diagnosis. It’s as if Trump wrote it himself, like he did for his ‘letter to the doctor’ in 2015.”
Trump’s Doctor Reveals Health Report: ‘Cognitive Tests Were Exceptional’ https://t.co/qRfliIi2mz
This is NOT a medical diagnosis.
It’s as if Trump wrote it himself, like he did for his “doctor’s letter” in 2015. https://t.co/kzKWsavUlc
— Karen J (@KaJo503) November 21, 2023
A third person highlighted previous trust issues, saying: “A man who never released his tax returns and lied about his weight and height released a ‘medical report’ and we are supposed to take this seriously? Laughing out loud.”
A guy who never released his tax returns and lied about his weight and height released a “medical report” and we’re supposed to take it seriously? Laughing out loud. https://t.co/DtAiMqgruF
— President of the Noble Committee ®️ (@ProblemModern) November 21, 2023
Another respondent questioned the report’s transparency, saying, “Glad Trump is healthy, but does anyone trust his doctor to tell us if there is a concern?”
Glad Trump is healthy, but does anyone trust their doctor to tell us if there is a concern? But either way, he has a lot more energy than #SleelyJoe. And much less than @RonDeSantis! https://t.co/rVQdKLR9SD
— Brian Meyer (@DontBeCancelled) November 20, 2023
Adding to the chorus of skeptics, a fifth user insisted: “I would like to see a medical report from an independent doctor after a real physical on Trump. This can’t be good.”
I’d like to see a medical report from an independent doctor after Trump’s actual physical. This can’t be good.
— Jnaz (@Jimntsn2) November 21, 2023
Trump’s past controversies related to medical evaluations
This is not the first time Trump’s health assessments have sparked controversy. Back in 2015, a similar letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein claimed that Trump would be “the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.”
Bornstein later admitted that Trump dictated the entire letter, raising concerns about the authenticity of such statements, NPR reported.
Moreover, during Trump’s time in the White House, Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the president’s physician, gave a positive assessment of Trump’s health. Despite Jackson’s praise, Trump’s tenure has been criticized.
The Pentagon inspector general’s report also accused Jackson of inappropriate behavior, including drinking alcohol, making shitty comments and mistreating subordinates. He categorically denied these accusations, NBC reports.
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