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Trump’s doctor stands by hastily written letter about candidate’s health

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump’s physician is standing by his assessment of the GOP nominee’s health, according to NBC News.

“His health is excellent, especially his mental health,” Dr. Harold Bornstein told the outlet.

Dr. Bornstein, who has been Trump’s personal physician since 1980, also admitted he took five minutes to write a letter that trumpeted the real estate mogul as the healthiest president in history if elected. While he wrote his assessment, a limousine sent by Trump waited outside his office to bring the statement to the Trump campaign, he told NBC News.

The letter, which has been criticized since it was released last December, said “Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results.”


Dr. Bornstein ended his December letter by stating, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

This week, he didn’t back down from such a proclamation.

“I like that sentence to be quite honest with you,” he told NBC.