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Donald Trump's doctor just wrote the Trumpiest letter about Trump's health

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Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

Donald Trump really loves to make bombastic, hyperbolic, and self-aggrandizing claims about Donald Trump.

Apparently his doctor does too.

On Monday, the Trump campaign released a letter from Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, which gives his assessment of the husky 69-year-old billionaire's health. Surprise, surprise — it's not only excellent, it's "astonishingly excellent."

"His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary," Bornstein fawns. And after listing Trump's impressive exam results and his well-known aversion to alcohol and tobacco, and asserting that Trump has a lack of history of health problems, the doctor concludes with the far-fetched claim, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." Here's the letter (addressed "To Whom My Concern"):

Trump doctor note


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