Trump doctor’s letter in full: Full text of Harold Bornstein’s disputed note claiming President had ‘astonishingly excellent’ health
A doctor who penned a letter lauding Donald Trump’s health has claimed the president actually dictated the entire document.
Dr Harold Bornstein says he did not write the letter, which gained significant attention on its release in December 2015 for asserting Mr Trump would be the “healthiest individual” to ever hold the presidency.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Dr Bornstein said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday: “I just made it up as I went along.”
The claims come after a separate interview with NBC News, in which the doctor claimed his offices were “raided” by authorities in 2017 and Mr Trump’s medical records had been seized.
The Manhattan-based Dr Bornstein had been Mr Trump’s personal physician for more than 35 years before he took office as president in 2017.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not deny that officials had visited Dr Bornstein.
However, she said taking medical records is standard operating procedure for a new president, and disputed the characterisation of the incident as a “raid”
The White House has not responded to the doctor’s claims Mr Trump dictated the wording of the note.
Here is the full text of the letter signed by Dr Bornstein and released to the media in 2015:
To Whom My Concern:
I have been the personal physician of Mr Donald J. Trump since 1980. His previous physician was my father, Dr Jacob Bornstein. Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr Trump has had no significant medical problems. 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.
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.
Mr Trump has suffered no form of cancer, has never had a hip, knee or shoulder replacement or any other orthopaedic surgery. His only surgery was an appendectomy at age ten. His cardiovascular status is excellent. He has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.
If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.