The recent publication of a brief health report by former president Donald Trump’s physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, made headlines. The report notes that he has “excellent” health and that he has lost weight as a result of “improved diet” and daily exercise, but it is missing some important details that many would anticipate.
The report notably omits information about Trump’s weight. Furthermore, nothing is said about his prescriptions, cholesterol, blood pressure, or actual weight loss. It is hard to get a clear picture of his general health without these details.
It’s important to remember that Trump’s health reports have previously come under fire for being too vague. His doctors have previously stated ambiguously that he is in good health, even going so far as to call him the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” Concerns and inquiries concerning the former president’s wellbeing have been raised by this omission of important information.
President Biden, on the other hand, has provided more thorough information and been more open with his health reports. But despite these reports, questions about his health and age remain. Given their advanced age, questions have been raised about Trump’s and Biden’s ability to serve another term.
According to polls, voters are unsure if these former presidents are qualified to serve as president. Particularly Trump has cited his results on cognitive tests as evidence of his mental acuity. However, these assessments don’t give a full picture of a person’s overall mental health; rather, they only offer a glimpse into one area of cognitive function.
The health and fitness of our leaders become more crucial as the American population ages. Our ability to lead effectively can be directly impacted by their physical and mental health, so it is imperative that we have an open and honest understanding of these factors.
In conclusion, the absence of important details in the recently released health report by former President Trump raises concerns. The previous reports are comparable. Conversely, President Biden has provided more transparent health information. But questions remain regarding both former presidents’ age and fitness. To make sure that our leaders are in the best possible health to lead the country, it is imperative that we as a society place a high priority on the openness and veracity of these health reports.