“Donald Trump’s former doctor has said he did not write a 2015 letter declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate’s “astonishingly excellent” health, US media report.”
From the BBC:
“[Trump] dictated that whole letter,” Harold Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday.
The White House has not yet commented on the physician’s allegation.
Mr Bornstein also said that Mr Trump’s bodyguard had carried out a “raid” on his offices in February 2017, removing all of Mr Trump’s medical records.
In an interview with CNN, Mr Bornstein said the 2015 letter suggesting that Mr Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” was not his professional assessment.
“I just made it up as I went along,” he said.
It is not clear why Mr Bornstein is making these allegations now.
The letter’s contents included statements on Mr Trump’s physical strength and stamina, which were described as “extraordinary”.
His blood pressure and laboratory tests were described as “astonishingly excellent” and he was said to have lost 15 pounds (7kg) over the course of a year.