Doctor says Trump dictated letter about his health
Donald Trump may not be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” after all.
Capping a bizarre day for the president’s former personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein told CNN Tuesday that he didn’t write the glowing 2015 assessment of Trump’s health that carried his signature.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter. I just made it up as I went along,” Bornstein told CNN.
The Trump campaign touted the four-paragraph letter, which stated “his health is excellent, especially his mental health.”
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” the original letter concluded.
Days before its release, Trump himself foretold what Bornstein would say.
As a presidential candidate, I have instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report-it will show perfection
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2015
Bornstein’s assertion that then candidate Trump had instructed him what to tell the media about his health came the same day that another story involving the doctor made headlines.
In an interview with NBC News, Bornstein said that on the morning of Feb. 3, 2017, Trump’s longtime bodyguard, a lawyer in the Trump organization and one other man raided his Manhattan office, removing all of the president’s medical records. The incident, Bornstein said, left him feeling “raped, frightened and sad.”
“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein told NBC.
At Tuesday’s briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders downplayed the notion that the doctor’s office had been raided, saying the records “were being transferred over to the White House Medical Unit, as requested.”
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