As per reports by CNN, it has emerged that President Donald Trump may have faked his own health bill in 2015, ahead of the presidential poll.
Trump’s former doctor Harold Bornstein has said he did not write a letter in December 2015 declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate’s “astonishingly excellent” health, according to a US media report. “He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Bornstein told CNN about 71-year-old Trump, who became the oldest President to be elected in the US history.
“I just made it up as I went along,” Bornstein, a gastroenterologist, best known as Trump’s personal physician for more than three decades, told the network.
“His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary,” he had mentioned in the letter, which was released by Trump’s campaign in December 2015. “If elected, Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” Bornstein had said. The missive did not offer much medical evidence for those claims beyond citing a blood pressure of 110/65, described by Bornstein as “astonishingly excellent”.
It claimed that Trump had lost 15 pounds over the preceding year. And it described his cardiovascular health as “excellent”. “That’s black humour, that letter. That’s my sense of humor,” he said. “It’s like the movie ‘Fargo’: It takes the truth and moves it in a different direction.” He said Trump read out the language as Bornstein and his wife were driving across Central Park. “Trump dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn’t put in there,” he said. The White House did not respond to a request for comment, CNN said.