Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, failed one-term, twice-impeached, and multiply-indicted ex-president Donald Trump claimed that the former White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, once told him that he was “healthier” than former President Barack Obama.
William Vaillancourt reports for The Daily Beast that Trump also bragged about his overall mental and physical fitness for office.
“I just took a physical, you’ll be happy to hear… I passed with flying colors. And I took a cognitive exam. I said, ‘Doctor, give me anything you want. I want to take it,’” Trump said, apparently referencing a letter his doctor released in September stating that he had conducted an exam on the 13th of that month.
Like nearly everything Trump says, that’s not completely true.
Dr. Bruce Aronwald, who wrote a short letter regarding Trump’s health, said the former head of state’s cognitive scores were “exceptional” and physically Donald is “well within the normal range.” However, there was no report of what Trump weighed, his blood pressure, cholesterol level, or the medications he may be taking. In other words, it wasn’t exactly a very thorough report, and that’s intentional.
While speaking in Iowa, Trump also claimed that President Joe Biden is cognitively impaired.
But it was what the disgraced former president said when he compared himself to Obama that drew the most attention.
While he was at it, Trump added this tidbit about Jackson: “He said, ‘If he didn’t eat junk food, he’d live to 200 years old.’ That’s my kind of a doctor.”
Should he happen to decline mentally or physically, Trump continued, he’ll know immediately.
“I’ll be the first to know.”
“But I feel that right now I’m sharper than I was 20 years ago, and I don’t know why,” he maintained. “It’s a funny thing, and it’s a very minor thing, but I’m a much better golfer than I was 10 or 15 years ago. It means something, you know? It means something in a certain way.”
Maybe instead of locking Trump up in prison, we need to consider putting him in a straitjacket and letting him live out the rest of his life in a rubber room.