President Trump’s longtime personal physician said Tuesday it was Mr. Trump himself who dictated a 2015 letter saying Mr. Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” Harold Bornstein, who has been Mr. Trump’s personal physician since 1980, made the comment after saying his office was “raided” for President Trump’s medical records in February 2017.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Bornstein said. “I just made it up as I went along.”
The December 2015 note declared President Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” and claimed Mr. Trump had “extraordinary” stamina and physical strength. In 2016, Bornstein said he wrote that statement in five minutes while a limo sent by Mr. Trump waited outside his office.
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” read the 2015 statement from Bornstein.
Asked how he could stand by such an unequivocal statement, Bornstein gave an interesting response: “I like that sentence, to be quite honest with you, and all the rest of them are either sick or dead.”