Dr. Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump’s longtime private doctor who made headlines when he declared his affected person “the healthiest particular person ever elected to the presidency,” died Friday, Jan. 8. He was 73.
His loss of life was introduced at the moment in a paid discover in The New York Times. Neither trigger nor location of loss of life was specified.
A short media sensation in December 2015, the long-haired gastroenterologist turned the butt of late evening monologues after releasing a laughably obscure and adulatory four-paragraph report that described Trump’s medical lab outcomes as “astonishingly glorious.”
“If elected,” Bornstein wrote within the assertion, “Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, would be the healthiest particular person ever elected to the presidency.”
Bornstein was Trump’s private doctor from 1980 to 2017. His time with the president got here to a nasty finish when he advised The New York Times that Trump had prescriptions for the hair progress drug Propecia, in addition to antibiotics for rosacea and a statin for ldl cholesterol. The physician’s Upper East Side workplace was quickly raided by a Trump bodyguard, a Trump Organization lawyer and an unidentified third man, with the three guests confiscating all of Trump’s medical information.
In an interview with NBC News, Bornstein described the raid as “chaos,” including that he felt “raped.”
“I really feel raped – that is how I really feel,” Bornstein mentioned within the interview. “Raped, frightened, and unhappy. I could not imagine anyone was making a giant deal out of a drug to develop his hair that gave the impression to be so necessary. And it definitely will not be a breach of medical belief to inform any person they take Propecia to develop their hair. What’s the matter with that?”
A 12 months after the 2017 incident, Bornstein admitted the plain: The “astonishingly glorious” medical report had been written by Trump himself. “He dictated that entire letter,” Bronstein advised CNN.
Bornstein, a resident of Scarsdale, New York, is survived by spouse Melissa Brown, daughter Alix and sons Robyn, Joseph, Jeremee and Jackson. A non-public service for household and mates is deliberate. “Dr. Bornstein was a power of nature who introduced pleasure to his household, mates and everybody he encountered in life,” the loss of life discover states, “and continues to take action in reminiscence.”