Doctor says Donald Trump dictated letter claiming he'd be "healthiest president ever"

Before the release of the letter, Trump had touted it on Twitter, saying that its content would "show perfection," according to reports.


                            Doctor says Donald Trump dictated letter claiming he'd be "healthiest president ever"

President Donald Trump's former personal physician on Tuesday claimed that the Republican had dictated the 2015 letter he wrote for the then-presidential candidate. The letter reportedly praised Trump's health and called his physical strength and stamina "extraordinary."

Dr. Harold Bornstein, while talking to CNN, said: "He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter. I just made it up as I went along."

The letter read: "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." The physician, initially, had stated that he wrote the letter himself.

However, he changed his earlier statement on Tuesday, claiming that Trump dictated the language written in the letter as the doctor and his wife drove across Central Park.

Bornstein said: "[Trump] dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn't put in there. They came to pick up their letter at 4 o'clock or something." 



"That's black humor, that letter. That's my sense of humor," Bornstein added. "It's like the movie 'Fargo': It takes the truth and moves it in a different direction."

Before the release of the letter, Trump had touted it on Twitter, saying that its content would "show perfection," according to reports.

Bornstein revealed the details of the 2015 letter hours after he told NBC News that his office was raided by "Trump associates" in February 2017.

The doctor said that the Republican's associates seized all medical records concerning Trump.

"They must have been here for 25 minutes or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos," the doctor said. He also added that he felt "raped, frightened and sad."

The White House released a statement on Tuesday, defending the raid, and said that it was not a "raid" and was just a "standard operating procedure" for the White House medical unit to obtain the medical records of a newly-elected president.