In a move that can only be described as being “total boss,” former President Donald Trump published a note from his personal physician giving him a clean bill of health on President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday, as concerns about the commander-in-chief’s fitness to discharge the duties of his office come to the forefront of his reelection campaign. You have to hand it to Trump, the man is expert level when it comes to trolling. Yet, when he trolls, it’s not just empty rhetoric, but serves to make a point. He’s a brilliant communicator.
The letter in question was signed by Dr. Bruce Aronwald, who has been Trump’s doctor since 2021. Aronwald gave the former president his stamp of approval saying his “overall health is excellent” after having an exam in September.
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Here are further details about the note via The Daily Wire:
What the note did say was that Trump has likely improved his vital signs due to weight loss attributed to a better diet and daily physical activity during his “rigorous schedule.” The note also said Trump scored “exceptional” scores on cognitive tests, performed within the “normal range” for physical tests, and had cardiovascular tests that were “normal” as well as cancer screening tests that were “all negative.”
Ultimately, the physician shared the opinion that Trump will “continue to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle for years to come” with the former president’s “continued interest in preventative health monitoring and maintenance.”
The note, which Trump himself shared on his Truth Social platform, came as Biden had an 81st birthday overshadowed by questions about his fitness to continue serving as commander in chief. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insisted there was “no alarm behind the scenes” when pressed about how issues related to Biden’s age and health could affect his electability.
Now, to be fair, both Trump and Biden are up their in age, though Trump is in far better physical and mental shape. The question still remains as to whether or not there should be some sort of age limit placed on running for the office of president. A good case can be made for one, but it would have to be an amendment to the Constitution and that is a difficult process to endure for any changes to presidential requirements, so it’s not likely to happen.
It is a factor for voters to take into consideration, however, which is what many voters are doing this election cycle. Any concern over Biden’s fitness for the Oval Office is completely justified, as the Daily Wire pointed out.
“Biden’s tendency to lose his train of thought while speaking, along with moments caught on camera where he has tripped or fallen over, have spurred concerns about his ability to lead effectively. Already the oldest person to be president, Biden would be 86 at the end of a second term. Trump is 77, but polls don’t reflect as much concern about his age as they do with Biden,” it said.
Still, the White House released a health summary from Biden’s physician in February that claimed the president remained “healthy,” “vigorous,” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.” Physician Kevin O’Connor also said Biden was being treated for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (A-fib), hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux, seasonal allergies, peripheral neuropathy of feet, and a stiffened gait.
As of right now, it seems the Democratic Party is trying to gloss over health concerns with Biden, but how long will they honestly be able to ignore the issue as more and more Americans become worried about the president’s abilities to carry out his duties? If he struggles now, what will he be like in a year or two?
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