On December 3, Politico challenged Donald Trump to release his medical records. Three hours after their post went live, Trump tweeted:
As a presidential candidate, I have instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report-it will show perfection
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2015
Yesterday, Donald Trump said:
I am proud to share this report, written by the highly respected Dr. Harold Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital, stating that I am in excellent health.
Here’s Dr. Bornstein’s site. It’s been down since this morning.
That’s it. That’s the full medical report. How many phrases of hyperbole are there?
- Only positive results
- Results were astonishingly excellent
- Physical strength and stamina are extraordinary
- Cardiovascular status is excellent
- Healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency
If he is so healthy, “cardiovascular status is excellent,” why is he taking a statin?
Back on the 3rd, I wondered how a diet of bacon, eggs, steak, and hamburgers, and a lifestyle of no routine exercise and little sleep (all of this is claimed by Trump himself) can result in perfection. I guess it can.
I think Dr. Bornstein did what Mr. Trump asked him to. He issued a report that showed perfection. Doesn’t matter that it’s not in any way comprehensive or credible.