On Tuesday, President Donald Trump released an updated medical report from his personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley. The report was released amid concerns from some about the health and age of former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
The brief report said that President Trump is overall in very good health and has responded extremely well to both medications and lifestyle changes put in place after his annual physical in February. It also said that he has not experienced any symptoms of, nor been diagnosed with, any medical conditions or ailments since then.
The report made no mention of the President’s age, which is 74. Biden, who will turn 77 in November, is the oldest presidential candidate in US history.
Trump has sought to use Biden’s age as an attack, implying that Biden might not have the energy or health to serve and accusing him of mental decline. Biden and his aides, however, have argued that the former Vice President is in good health and that he does not suffer from any obvious mental decline.
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, has sought to use the President’s medical report to highlight Trump’s health and fitness relative to Biden’s. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said that the President was “in vigorous good health” and that it was “evidence that he should be reelected.”
The Biden campaign has responded by pointing out that no doctor can vouch for Trump’s cognitive or mental acuity. It also argued that the President’s report glosses over his history of obesity, noting that Biden is physically active and eats healthier than the President.