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Doctor admits he wrote Trump's health letter in 5 minutes

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UPDATE - 8:00 a.m.

  • The doctor who said Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected," told NBC News on Friday he wrote the Republican presidential nominee's bill of health in only 5 minutes
  • Dr. Harold Bornstein told NBC News: "I try to get four or five lines down as fast as possible so that they would be happy."
  • Bornstein wrote the letter while he waited on a limo

[Original story]

As suspicions over Hillary Clinton's health arise, the credentials behind the doctor who examined Donald Trump are now being called into question.

Doctor admits he wrote Trump's health letter in 5 minutes

CNN's Sanjay Gupta specifically challenged some of Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein's assertions.


'Positive' not 'normal'

Dr. Harold Bornstein famously said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

The first red flag cited by Gupta was the language used in Bornstein's December 2015 letter on Trump's health. Bornstein refers to Trump as "positive," instead of "normal." Most doctors don't write that way, CNN's chief medical correspondent said Tuesday.

Bornstein also says he's a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, but the college said he hasn't been a member for 20 years.

Here's Gupta on Bornstein's qualifications. 

People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love.
Donald Trump in a 2015 statement

Bornstein's father, Dr. Jacob Bornstein, treated the Trump family as well, until he died in 2010 at the age of 93.  

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