Donald Trump’s personal physician has released a letter on the health of the Republican presidential frontrunner.
“Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr. Trump has had no significant medical problems,” Dr. Harold Bornstein wrote in the letter. “Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results.”
Trump pledged earlier this month that he would release his medical records, showing “perfection.”
Trump will be 70 in January 2017 and would be the oldest president ever inaugurated. President Ronald Reagan was 69 when he was inaugurated.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Bornstein Said Trump Would ‘Be the Healthiest Individual Ever Elected to the Presidency’
In the letter, Dr. Harold Bornstein said, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Bornstein starts the letter with the oddly phrased, “to whom my concern.”
He also said Trump’s recent medical examination showed his blood pressure was 110/65, and his “laboratory test results were astonishingly excellent.”
Bornstein said Trump lost at least 15 pounds over the last 12 months, takes 81 mg of aspirin daily and a low dose of statin, and his PSA test score is 0.15, which he said is very low. He added that Trump’s “physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.”
The doctor said Trump has never had cancer, or a hip, knee or shoulder replacement or any other orthopedic surgery.
“He has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products,” Bornstein wrote.
2. Trump Says He Is ‘Blessed With Great Genes’
In a statement about the letter, Trump said, “I am fortunate to have been blessed with great genes — both of my parents had very long and productive lives. I have truly enjoyed working on the campaign trail with one objective in mind, to Make America Great Again! People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love. Our country will soon be better and stronger than ever before.”
He accidentally thanked Dr. Jacob Bornstein, his former doctor and Dr. Harold Bornstein’s father, for writing the letter. The elder Bornstein died in 2010.
Trump said he would release his medical records after a Politico article claimed he had refused to release information about his health.
The Republican frontrunner has said he does not have a regular exercise routine, but says he gets physical activity on the campaign trail, according to NBC News. He also has said both his parents lived into their 80s in good health.
Trump has previously questioned the health of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who is about a year younger than Trump. Clinton released her medical records in July, showing she is “fit to serve as president.”
3. Bornstein Inherited His Medical Practice From His Father, Who Was Also Trump’s Doctor
Bornstein worked with his father, Dr. Jacob Bornstein, and inherited his father’s practice after his retirement. Dr. Jacob Bornstein was Trump’s previous doctor, according to his son’s letter. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 93.
The practice is located at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Dr. Jacob Bornstein, a Harvard Medical School graduate, started the New York practice after serving in the Army during World War II, according to his obituary.
4. He Is a Graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Harold Bornstein is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, according to his website. He also received his undergraduate degree from Tufts.
He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at a Yale-affiliated program, and has spent his entire career as a resident at Lenox Hill Hospital.
5. He Is Married With Five Children
Bornstein says on his Twitter page that he is married with five children.
Bornstein is married to Melissa Brown-Bornstein, according to his father’s obituary.
According to a New York Times wedding announcement, Bornstein previously married Cynthia Callachan, of Connecticut, in 1981.
The announcement says Bornstein was previously married and divorced prior to that wedding.
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