Donald Trump’s physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein wrote a letter declaring Trump’s “astonishingly excellent” health in five minutes while Trump waited outside in a limousine, Bornstein told NBC. On its December release, Bornstein’s letter drew scrutiny for its outlandish claims, which included “if elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Bornstein said he did not proofread the letter, but told NBC he still stands by his claims, including what he called Trump’s “excellent” mental health. Bornstein is a gastroenterologist. “I like Donald Trump because I think he likes me,” he told NBC.
Things got a little weirder when we learned the physician identifies himself with the American College of Gastroenterology, which isn’t exactly true. An NBC News report on Friday took the story in an even more jaw-dropping direction.
Donald Trump’s personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring Trump would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside his Manhattan office.
Asked how he could justify the hyperbole [about Trump becoming “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”], Bornstein said, “I like that sentence to be quite honest with you and all the rest of them are either sick or dead.”
He went on to say that the Oval Office has been occupied by presidents with dementia or tumors or even men who were “paranoid” or “psychotic.”