Former President Donald Trump released a letter from his personal physician claiming that his overall health is excellent and his cognitive exams were exceptional. However, conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp dismissed the letter as propaganda. Cupp pointed out that it was no coincidence that Trump chose to publish the letter on President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday, as age has become a talking point among Republicans and Democrats. She emphasized that Trump did not release any medical records. Cupp compared Trump’s letter to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s claim of hitting 11 holes in one, questioning the credibility of such statements.
CNN’s Jay Michaelson commented that this incident encapsulates the 2024 election cycle, with Joe Biden being criticized for his age and Donald Trump being accused of lying and fabricating his doctors’ reports. Anchor Abby Phillip noted that the two politicians are not far apart in age, with Trump being only three years younger than Biden.
In related news, CNN discussed the rise of far-right figures globally, including Argentina’s new leader Javier Milei, who is known for his admiration of economist Milton Friedman. The discussion revolved around the anger fueling the rise of far-right movements in Brazil, Hungary, Italy, and the United States.