Doctor Says Trump Dictated His Own Medical Report

Bornstein says Trump bodyguard raided his office
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2018 1:45 AM CDT
Updated May 2, 2018 6:44 AM CDT
Doctor Says Trump Dictated His Own Medical Report
President Trump speaks to the media as he meets with crew and passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

If a medical report praising President Trump's "astonishingly excellent" lab results and claiming he would be the healthiest person ever elected president sounded suspiciously Trumpian, that's because Trump dictated it himself, according to Harold Bornstein, the president's former doctor. Bornstein says Trump told him what he could and couldn't say in the letter, which was released by the Trump campaign in Dec. 2015. "He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter," Bornstein tells CNN. "I just made it up as I went along." Trump's "physical strength and stamina are extraordinary," claimed the letter, which Bornstein now describes as "black humor."

Before speaking to CNN, Bornstein told NBC that Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller and two other aides raided his office in Feb. 2017, seizing 35 years of Trump's medical records. Bornstein said the raid, which lasted around 30 minutes, left him feeling "raped, frightened, and sad"—and he was never given a form authorizing the release of the records. He said the men came to his office days after he revealed to the press that Trump takes the drug Propecia for hair growth and antibiotics for the skin condition rosacea. He said that after he disclosed the information to the New York Times, Trump assistant Rhona Graff called him to say: "So you wanted to be the White House doctor? Forget it; you're out." (More President Trump stories.)

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