Trump: A picture of health. (Photo: Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters)
Donald Trump would “be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
That is, according to Dr. Harold Bornstein — the son of Trump’s longtime physician, Jacob Bornstein — who issued a press release praising the Republican frontrunner’s “extraordinary” fitness and longevity.
“Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr. Trump has had no significant medical problems,” Harold Bornstein stated in the release dated Dec. 4 and posted to Trump’s website Monday. “Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results. Actually his blood pressure, 110/65, and laboratory test results were astonishingly excellent.”
Bornstein continued: “Over the past twelve months, he has lost at least fifteen pounds. Mr. Trump takes 81 mg of aspirin daily and a low dose of a statin. His PSA test score is 0.15 (very low). His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.”
According to Bornstein, Trump has never had cancer nor any hip or knee replacements.
“His only surgery was an appendectomy at age ten,” Bornstein wrote.
Trump often boasts that he’s never had a drink, smoked cigarettes or done drugs in his life, a fact Harold Bornstein seemed to confirm.
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency,” the doctor declared.
The 69-year-old real estate mogul shared his clean bill of health on Facebook, writing that he is “fortunate to have been blessed with great genes.”
“People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love,” Trump added.
The release comes 11 days after Trump vowed to release a “full medical report” in response to a Politico report that raised questions about the billionaire mogul’s “age, diet and self-professed lack of workout regimen.”
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
Trump initially presented the release as being written by the “highly respected Dr. Jacob Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital.” According to the New York Times, Jacob Bornstein died in 2010.
Earlier in the campaign, GOP operatives raised questions about the health of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who suffered a concussion in 2012.
In 2013, Trump raised questions about her health, too.
“You have a big health question. Will she be healthy?” Trump said in an interview with Larry King. “I hope she’s healthy now. I think she is. But ya know it’s a long time. You have to wait until 2014 is over.“
He added: "You always have to think about health, and I think that subject to that or some crazy thing happening and lots of crazier things can happen, she has the nomination practically wrapped up.”