President Donald Trump’s doctor, Harold Bornstein, has admitted that the 2015 health letter he wrote for the then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump was dictated by Trump himself.
The letter drew scrutiny for having similar speech patterns as that of Trump’s, with language like “the best ever” and “extraordinary.” Dr. Bornstein claimed in a 2015 interview however, that the words were his own. This week his claim was a complete about face.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Bornstein said this week. “I just made it up as I went along.”
Despite Dr. Bornstein’s claims that he made in the original letter, the only medical facts listed to back them up was a blood pressure measurement of 110/65, a claim that Trump had lost 15 pounds during the previous year and that his cardiovascular health was excellent. Bornstein said in an interview after the release that he had written the letter while seeing other patients – and was therefore rushed for time, but that the words were still his.
“His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary,” Bornstein wrote in the letter. “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
The spotlight is once again on Bornstein as he is claiming Trump’s ex-bodyguard, Keith Schiller, robbed his office to seize the President’s medical records. The White House has not respond to requests for comment about Bornstein’s claims.
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