For those of you who might not know, on Monday, Donald Trump shared a report from his physician concerning his physical health. Normally something like this wouldn’t make the news, but the wording of this report was so absurd it really does sound like Trump wrote it himself.
To Whom My Concern:
I have been the personal physician of Donald J. Trump since 1980. His previous physician was my father, Dr. Jacob Bornstein. Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr. Trump has had no significant medical problems. Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results. Actually, his blood pressure, 110/65 and laboratory test results were astonishingly excellent.
Over the last twelve months, he has lost at least fifteen pounds. Mr. Trump takes 81 mg of aspirin and a low dose of statin. His PSA test score is 0.15 (very low). His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.
Mr. Trump has suffered no form of cancer, has never had a hip, knee or shoulder or any other orthopedic surgery. His only surgery was an appendectomy at age ten. His cardiovascular status is excellent. He has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.
If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.
No, I’m not kidding… that’s exactly what this “report” said.
The “professional” opinion represented here is ridiculously comical. While I don’t pretend to be a medical expert, I can’t recall a doctor ever telling me, “Your results were astonishingly excellent. Your physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.”
What sort of a doctor says something like that? Especially in a report concerning a presidential candidate?
I’m sorry – and I have no way to prove it – but I have a hard time believing that Trump had no influence over the wording of this report. Reading this letter, it either seems like Trump was there when it was written with the doctor asking him if what he was putting was acceptable, or that Trump changed certain descriptors after being given the report beforehand.
Again, while I have no way to prove any of this, I have a hard time believing that a medical doctor would write something this comically over-the-top. At least not one that’s supposedly “well respected.” Especially considering just over a week ago Trump bashed Hillary Clinton’s “stamina,” implying that she doesn’t have what it takes to be president. Then, like magic, he just happens to get a medical report boasting about his “extraordinary” stamina. Such a coincidence.
Then he claims that Trump will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency. How would would he have any way to remotely know that? Does this doctor have all the medical records for every previous president and the current candidates?
That’s hyperbole… being used by a doctor in a supposed “professional report.”
All of that nonsense fits in perfectly with Trump’s incessant bragging about himself. I’ve never seen a candidate who’s a bigger fan of himself than his own supporters. It’s pathetic.
But even better than that is we know a bit about Trump’s medical past. You see, he was given a medical deferment during Vietnam because he had bone spurs that were apparently too severe to allow him to serve.
Of course he did.
Now, at 69-years-old, his “strength and stamina are extraordinary” and he would be the “healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.”
Amazing, isn’t it? We could have the “healthiest president in history” also be the same guy who magically got bone spurs at the very moment when he was called upon to serve his country. This impeccable bill of health he just received – supposedly nearly four decades without a single glitch – yet he just happened to be not so healthy right around the time when he would have been sent to Vietnam.
Keep in mind that this is the same guy who mocked Sen. John McCain’s war record.
Will we ever know the truth? Probably not. But I can’t help but believe in my gut that this “report” is nothing more than the usual mythological propaganda that’s become a staple of the Trump campaign.