While Hillary Clinton spent the day dealing with Pickle Jar-gate, Donald Trump will contend with an interview his personal doctor gave to NBC News saying that document proclaiming the GOP nominee to be in “astonishingly excellent” health was dashed off in five minutes.
NBC Nightly News tonight aired its interview with Dr. Harold Bornstein, in which he said he had just minutes to compose the document, while a black car from Team Trump waited outside his Park Avenue office. Nightly News anchor Lester Holt noted the document fell short of the “full medical history Trump promised.”
Bornstein, who has been the candidate’s doctor for decades, told NBC News he gets anxious when he gets rushed, which accounts for some of the language in the document. In its four paragraphs, he proclaimed Trump would be the healthiest person ever elected POTUS.
“In a rush I think some of those words didn’t come out exactly the way they were meant,” the doctor told NBC News, which noted Trump would become the oldest person ever elected to a first term.
“His health is excellent, particularly his mental health,” Bornstein said in the interview. “He thinks he’s the best, which works out just fine.” Bornstein insisted Trump would be a “fit” president, “because I think his brain is turned on 24 hours a day.”