CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, an actual doctor, recently tore apart the poorly written letter from Trump’s longtime rent-a-doc and justifiably so. It was an error-laden mess. Gupta called the letter “absurd” and marveled at how it could be passed off as legitimate.
But as Gupta and the rest of the world wondered how on earth that letter ever got written, its author finally broke his silence.
NBC News caught up with Dr. Harold Bornstein, the man who has been Trump’s physician for 35 years. He says he wrote the letter in just five minutes – while Trump’s limo waited outside waiting to pick it up. That’s right–Trump’s doctor penned Trump’s medical fitness letter in the time it takes to order and receive a McDonald’s hamburger.
“Is that the way you would write most of your medical letters?” asked an NBC reporter. Bornstein responded by saying, “No, but for Mr. Trump I wrote that letter that way.”
Later adding: “I think I picked up his kind of language and then just interpreted it to my own.”
Incredibly enough, Bornstein told NBC news that he stands by his glowing assessment of Trump’s physical health.
“His health is excellent, especially his mental health,” he said.
And when Bornstein was asked to justify his ridiculous hyperbole in promising that Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” he said:
“I like that sentence to be quite honest with you and all the rest of them are either sick or dead.“
The letter, with all its flair, came after Trump sent out this tweet promising a FULL medical report that will show “perfection”:
His doctor’s more realistic assessment is more measured:
“I don’t think he’s in any better or worse than the average person that goes and exercises every single day,” he said. “Doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink — and that’s simply the best advantage you can have to live — and he’s got a good family history.”
Bornstein claims he thought long and hard about what he would say, and yet did not type it out until the last minute as he awaited a black limo sent by Trump to collect it. Moreover, he said he didn’t even proofread it. Which may explain why the letter begins with “To Whom My Concern.”
This is yet another example of how utterly inept and chaotic the Trump campaign actually is. Even his doctor is phoning it in.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 26, 2016
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