NEW YORK: GOP front-runner Donald Trump marked President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday on Monday (Nov 20) by releasing a letter from his doctor that stories the previous president is in “glorious” bodily and psychological well being.
The letter posted on Trump’s social media platform contained no particulars to assist its claims – measures like weight, blood strain, and levels of cholesterol, or the outcomes of any take a look at. Dr Bruce A Aronwald, a New Jersey doctor who says he has been Trump’s physician since 2021 and most not too long ago examined him in September, reported that Trump’s “bodily exams had been nicely inside the regular vary and his cognitive exams had been distinctive”.
He added that Trump’s most up-to-date lab outcomes had been “much more favorable than prior testing on a few of the most important parameters” because of current weight reduction he credited to “improved weight loss program and continued every day bodily train whereas sustaining a rigorous schedule.”
The physician concluded the 77-year-old is “presently in glorious well being” and “will proceed to take pleasure in a wholesome lively way of life for years to come back”.
The report comes as age has emerged as a key concern of the 2024 election, which may discover Trump and Biden, the nation’s oldest president, going through off as soon as once more.
Whereas Trump is not all that a lot youthful than Biden, polls persistently discover that People view age as extra of a legal responsibility for the president. An August ballot from The Related Press-NORC Middle for Public Affairs Analysis discovered that 77 per cent of US adults, together with 69 per cent of Democrats, considered Biden as too outdated to be efficient for 4 extra years, whereas solely 51 per cent of adults – and simply 28 per cent of Republicans – mentioned the identical about Trump.
Nonetheless, Trump’s rivals have tried to focus on his age by pointing consideration to his personal current flubs, together with mixing up the town and state the place he was campaigning.
“The presidency just isn’t a job for any person that’s pushing 80 years outdated,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, one among Trump’s rivals, mentioned on CNN Sunday, casting himself as a person “within the prime of my life.”