Trump dictated his own 'extraordinary' letter of health, doctor claims

Trump dictated his own 'extraordinary' letter of health, doctor claims

Trump dictated his own 'extraordinary' letter of health, doctor claims

So too do the physician's claims that Trump dictated the doctor's glowing 2015 letter about the then-candidate's health, a letter that Trump's presidential campaign released to the public, the experts say.

"He says Trump even dictated things he refused to include in the letter, which means that was the toned-down version that we saw".

A top Trump Organization executive is pushing back at Dr. Harold Bornstein's claims that he and the President's bodyguard aggressively raided the physician's office for files on the commander-in-chief.

I just thought, Like patient, like doctor.

The letter released by the Trump campaign in December 2015 claimed he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Trump, who was 70 when he assumed office, is the oldest person ever to be elected president. It also said he had lost 15lb (7kg) over the course of a year. It concluded that Trump was "in excellent physical health".

Dr Bornstein told NBC News the characterisation of "healthiest" was "black humour". "That's my sense of humour", Bornstein said. It's like the movie Fargo. He recalled that he and his wife were driving across Central Park when Trump called him.

Bornstein told NBC that Trump's longtime personal secretary called him after the story ran and said: "So you wanted to be the White House doctor?" "They came to pick up their letter at four o'clock or something".

It is not clear why Bornstein is making these allegations now.

The Manhattan doctor said he was not given a form authorizing the release of the records and signed by the president - known as a HIPAA release - which is a violation of patient privacy law, NBC reported.

Following the backlash in 2016, Bornstein blamed the tone of the letter on him being "rushed for time", adding simply that he "had people to see".

Earlier this year, Trump had a three-hour medical examination amid speculation over his mental health.

In February 2017, a top White House aide who was Trump's longtime personal bodyguard, along with the top lawyer at the Trump Organization and a third man, showed up at the office of Trump's NY doctor without notice and took all the president's medical records.

But Melamed also questioned Bornstein's judgment in talking about the hair-growth drug and other details of Trump's health. Sanders described taking possession of the records as "standard operating procedure for a new president". That's frustrating, but, while we wait, we can perhaps take some consolation in the fact that one of the longstanding puzzles of the Trump era has been solved.

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