Strange as it might seem, Donald Trump’s health is receiving more attention during this first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, with plenty of commentators noting that Trump has been sniffling since minute one.
Why is Donald Trump SNIFFING so much? Is he sick? should we worry about his HEALTH?
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) September 27, 2016
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest health news on the Trump front.
Earlier this December, Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, announced that his patient would "be the healthiest" president ever.
After Clinton came down with pneumonia in early September, the Trump campaign released a one-page letter from Bornstein that disclosed several of Trump’s basic health numbers. Trump himself went on the Dr. Oz Show soon after to discuss his health.
Trump’s blood pressure was revealed to be 116/70, within the normal range.
At 6’3” and 236 pounds, Trump is within the healthy range of body mass index (BMI), albeit on the high-end. "I think I could lose a little weight," Trump told Dr. Oz at the time.
His cholesterol levels were also within the healthy range, though Bornstein disclosed that Trump was currently taking the cholesterol drug Crestor and low-dose aspirin to keep it in check.
A recent colonoscopy found no signs of cancer, such as polyps.
Overall, Dr. Bornstein declared that Trump was in “excellent physical health.”
But Trump's sniffles as the debate went on became a motif of Twitter reaction. New accounts included @trumpssniffles, @trumpsniffs.