Bornstein Admits to CNN That He Didn't Write Glowing 2015 Letter About Trump's Health - It Was Dictated by Trump

President Donald Trump's former longtime personal physician Dr. Harold Bornstein now admits that the bizarre 2015 letter about the then-candidate's health was actually written by Trump.


"He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter," Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday. "I just made it up as I went along."

"His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary," the letter raved before making an absurd conclusion. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

"That's black humor, that letter. That's my sense of humor," Bornstein said to the network. "It's like the movie 'Fargo': It takes the truth and moves it in a different direction."

Trump reportedly dictated the letter as Bornstein was taking a car with his wife through Central Park in New York City.

"(Trump) dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn't put in there," Bornstein explained. "They came to pick up their letter at 4 o'clock or something."
The physician also spoke to NBC News to claim his office was raided by Trump associates who withdrew Trump's medical records last year after Bornstein revealed publicly that the president used a medication for hair growth.

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