Charlotte Tyler
December 16, 2023

Trump's doctor says he's healthier than Obama

Former President Donald Trump, who is now leading the GOP primary race for 2024, has been touting his health as an advantage over President Joe Biden, whose advanced age has some Americans wondering if he can survive another term in office.

An ex-White House doctor reportedly told Trump that he is in better condition than former President Barack Obama, as Metro reported.

At a campaign rally in Coralville, Iowa, held at the Hyatt Hotel, Trump boasted about the comment to an audience of his supporters.

"I just took a physical and I passed with flying colors. And I took a cognitive exam. I said, 'Doctor, give me anything you want."

Ronny Jackson, who served as the president's physician during his presidency and that of Barack Obama, 62, as well as that of George W. Bush, was also mentioned by Trump.

Trump says he's healthier than Obama

"He was my doctor. He was Obama’s doctor, too, by the way," Trump said. "I said, 'Who’s healthier?' He said, 'Sir, there’s no contest.' I won’t tell you the answer, but you know the answer, OK? It was me."

The crowd of Trump supporters offered a very positive response to the comment.

The 45th president added that Jackson gave him a cognitive exam that he "aced" and that he "got everything right" on his most recent mental test.

Trump said his supporters in the front row who have been to more than 100 of his rallies would be the first to know if his mental capacity began declining: "I feel right now I’m sharper than I was 20 years ago," boasted Trump. "And I don’t know why."

Trump has also asserted he believes presidential candidates should be forced to take cognitive exam, referencing President Joe Biden.

"Look what we have in office," Trump said. "This guy cannot pass a cognitive exam."

Trump v. Biden 2.0

Trump, the undisputed frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, has been praising his health in contrast to Biden, whose advanced age has prompted some Americans to ask whether he is fit to serve another term.

On the occasion of Biden's 81st birthday, Trump disclosed his health report from personal physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, which stated that his "cognitive exams were exceptional" and that he had "reduced his weight through an improved diet and continued daily activity, while maintaining a rigorous schedule."

However, certain Trump detractors have characterized him as cognitively impaired on account of recent incidents in which he seemed to confuse Obama and Biden. Trump, however, asserted that he had simply "sarcastically" exchanged their names.

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