Bloomberg's doctor releases 'outstanding' health report for 2020 candidate

Bloomberg's doctor releases 'outstanding' health report for 2020 candidate
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Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE is in "outstanding health," according to a letter from his doctor released Thursday by his campaign.

In the statement, which revealed that the 77-year-old Democratic 2020 candidate was on blood thinners and a cholesterol medication, Bloomberg's doctor praised the former mayor for his "great physical shape" and "excellent" dietary habits.

Bloomberg's release of the letter comes a week after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks What's behind the divisions over Biden's secretary of Labor? Alito to far-right litigants: The buffet is open MORE (D-Mass.) became the first top 2020 Democratic candidate to release a similar letter from her doctor.


The former mayor sits in the mid-single digits in most national polling after becoming a late entry to the 2020 race and vowing to self-fund his candidacy, spending millions on television ads in primary states.

Bloomberg has signaled that he will not compete in the earliest primary states, and therefore faces an uphill battle to the nomination.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE's doctor released a letter concerning the president's physical shape after an unannounced trip by Trump to Walter Reed Medical Center last month.

"Despite some of the speculation, the President has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues," Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, physician to the president, said at the time.