- Trump posted a doctor’s note on Truth Social saying his overall health was “excellent.”
- The memo said Trump lost weight through diet and exercise and praised the results of his cognitive tests.
- The doctor did not mention specific mental and physical tests performed on the former president.
On Monday, Donald Trump posted a doctor’s note to Truth Social in which he praised his recent weight loss and declared that the former president’s overall health was “excellent.”
The memo, written by New Jersey family physician Bruce Aronwald, said Trump underwent “several comprehensive examinations” that confirmed his medical condition, but did not identify any specific mental or physical tests that had been performed.
Aronwald has a degree in osteopathic medicine, which is a holistic approach to medicine based on “little more than pseudoscience”, per Forbes.
The origins of osteopathic medicine began with the belief that manipulating the skeleton through massage could cure disease, the outlet reports. It has since expanded to include legal medical practices, although it still does treated with skepticism by traditional doctors.
“His physical examinations were within the normal range and his cognitive examinations were exceptional,” Aronwald’s note said. “In addition, his most recent extensive laboratory analysis is within normal limits and has shown even better results than previous studies in some of the most important parameters, most likely due to weight loss.”
The memo went on to say that Trump had lost weight through an “improved diet” and “continued daily physical activity.” According to Aronwald, his cancer screening results are also clear.
The former president’s weight has been under scrutiny for many years, and recently made headlines again after he self-reported it weighed 215 pounds after being booked into the Fulton County Jail in August. A few months earlier, during an April booking in New York, he reported that he weighed 240 pounds.
As president, he was prescribed medication for blood pressure and also took aspirin regularly to improve heart health. No medications were noted in Aronwald’s note.
Representatives for Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.