Aug 29, 2016

    Trump fit to run for White House: Personal doc


    DONALD Trump's personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News last week that he penned it in five minutes as Mr Trump's car waited.

    "I try to get four or five lines down as fast as possible so that they would be happy," physician Harold Bornstein of New York's Lenox Hill Hospital said.

    "In the rush, I think some of those words didn't come out exactly the way they were meant."

    Dr Bornstein said he stands by the original bill of health he gave Mr Trump, who at 70 - 16 months older than Hillary Clinton - would be the oldest to assume the presidency if elected.

    "His health is excellent, especially his mental health," the doctor said with a laugh.

    "He thinks he's the best, which works out just fine."

    In the one-page statement, the doctor highlighted Mr Trump's 7kg weight loss last year and lab results Dr Bornstein called "astonishingly excellent".

    "If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," the doctor wrote in the original statement.

    He said he does not always write medical notes with such enthusiasm: "I think I picked up his kind of language and then I just interpreted it to my own."

    The medical statuses of both Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton have gained increased attention recently, as the Trump campaign raises suspicions that she is not physically or mentally fit enough.

    "#WheresHillary? Sleeping!!!!!" Trump tweeted recently. He also told voters in Iowa that she was "not strong enough to be president".

    Team Clinton denies any health concerns and released a letter from her doctor in July 2015 giving her an "excellent" bill of health.