Donald Trump doctor Harold Bornstein, who bears a striking resemblance to the Grateful Dead’s late frontman, Jerry Garcia, spent all of five minutes writing a letter that Trump billed as a “full report” on his health.
Right-wing conspiracy mongers have been trying to make an issue out of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s health in an effort to derail her campaign.
But claims that Trump is in perfect health took a nose dive after his personal physician revealed that he spent all of five minutes writing a letter that’s supposed to detail the Republican presidential candidate’s physical condition.
The letter has been widely derided by critics for using terminology that showed a lack of medical expertise.
Bornstein, who said he has been Trump’s doctor for 35 years, told NBC News that the 70-year-old’s physical condition is nothing short of “excellent.”
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
At the same time, he acknowledged he dashed off the letter while a limo was waiting outside his Manhattan office to pick it up.
“I thought about it all day, but in the end, um, I get rushed and I get anxious when I get rushed, so I try to get four or five lines down so that they would be happy.,” he said.
The four-paragraph letter– the only statement om Trump’s health–claims the candidate “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
It was written last December, after Trump tweeted that “a full medical report” would be forthcoming that would show “perfection.”
Bornstein said he took his cue from Trump and “picked up his kind of language and then just interpreted it to my own,” he told NBC.
Bornstein, board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, said Trump isn’t “any better or worse than the average person that goes and exercises every single day.”
“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,” he added.
Dr. Ben Carson,, the retired pediatric brain surgeon who ran against Trump in the Republican primary, called on both candidates to release their medical records.
Trump’s medical letter clearly falls short.
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