Trump, Amer­ica’s old­est first-time pres­i­dent, turns 72

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

In this file photo taken on June 5, US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump leaves af­ter the ‘Cel­e­bra­tion of Amer­ica’ at the White House in Wash­ing­ton, DC. (AFP) Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump turned 72 on Thurs­day, hav­ing re­turned to the fray of Wash­ing­ton pol­i­tics af­ter his gru­el­ing trip to Sin­ga­pore for the sum­mit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump in 2016 was the old­est per­son to as­sume the US pres­i­dency — he was 70 then — although Ron­ald Rea­gan was 73 when he was re-elected in 1984.

Trump’s health, both phys­i­cal and men­tal, have been the sub­ject of keen in­ter­est in Amer­ica.

He un­der­went an of­fi­cial phys­i­cal in Jan­uary and then White House physi­cian Ronny Jackson de­scribed his health as “ex­cel­lent.”

When Trump was still a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, his then per­sonal doc­tor Harold Born­stein re­leased a let­ter on Trump’s be­half in De­cem­ber 2015 in which he de­scribed the busi­ness­man’s health in grand hy­per­bole. It de­picted Trump’s blood pres­sure and lab­o­ra­tory re­sults as “as­ton­ish­ingly ex­cel­lent,” his phys­i­cal strength and stamina as “ex­tra­or­di­nary,” and said he would be “the health­i­est in­di­vid­ual ever elected to the pres­i­dency.”

Last month Born­stein told CNN that Trump had per­son­ally dic­tated the let­ter. (AFP)

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