New York, United States:
President Donald Trump’s former personal physician – who claimed Trump dictated a letter insisting he would be the “healthiest” president ever – died, according to reports Thursday.
Harold Bornstein died last Friday at the age of 73, according to the New York Times. No cause of death was given.
The long-haired gastroenterologist was Trump’s doctor from 1980 to 2017.
Bornstein gained public attention in December 2015 when Trump’s presidential campaign team released a letter from him gushing about Trump’s apparently excellent health.
The glowing missive said that “if elected, Mr. Trump, I can unequivocally say, will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.”
The New York doctor told TBEN in 2018 that the president himself “dictated the whole letter.”
“I didn’t write this letter. I just made it up as I went along,” Bornstein said.
The eccentric Manhattan doctor had previously said he hastily wrote the note as Trump’s car waited.
Bornstein had hoped to follow Trump to the White House, but his hopes were dashed after telling the New York Times that Trump was on medication to promote hair growth.
Bornstein told NBC News that after the Times article was published, a bodyguard went to his Park Avenue office and confiscated the president’s medical records.
“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein said, adding that the February 2017 incident made him feel “raped, scared and sad.”
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