On Wednesday, the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released his medical records, responding to President Donald Trump’s recent baseless attacks questioning the 77-year-old Biden’s health and fitness for office.
The release included a report from Biden’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, who found that the former vice president is healthy and fit to serve as the president of the United States if elected in November. The records also included a chest X-ray and scans of the heart and brain, all of which were found to be normal. O’Connor also wrote that Biden has not suffered any recent significant cognitive decline and is fit to fulfill the duties of the President of the United States.
The medical records come at a time when President Trump has been raising questions about Biden’s health and falsely claimed that the former vice president is taking performance-enhancing drugs. Trump has also refused to make public his own medical records, citing the privilege of his office.
Biden’s campaign team has brushed off Trump’s accusations, emphasizing his long record of public service and citing his active schedule on the campaign trail.
The medical records released this week should go some way to assuaging any doubts about Biden’s health and fitness for office. However, the campaign is still likely to face questions about Biden’s age and mental state, with the presidential election now just four months away.