An old character from Donald Trump’s past reemerged this week when former physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, shared some shocking claims about the current commander-in-chief.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Bornstein said the president’s henchman raided his Manhattan medical office and took all of Trump’s records after the doctor told the New York Times the real estate magnate was taking a hair growth medicine.
“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein said, adding he felt “raped, frightened and sad” about the incident.
While it’s against privacy laws for doctors to disclose personal information about their patients without their consent, Bornstein said he didn’t know why Trump made such a fuss about the information.
“I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important,” he said. “And it certainly was not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that?”
During the presidential campaign Bornstein, who served as Trump’s personal doctor for over 30 years, wrote a letter detailing Trump’s health, concluding the 71-year-old “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Now, Bornstein has claimed Trump wrote the whole thing himself.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” he told CNN. “I just made it up as I went along.”
Bornstein, who apparently expected to be named White House doctor before Trump cut ties with the physician after he let it slip the president was taking hair growth meds, chalked the 2016 letter up to “humor.”
“That’s black humor, that letter. That’s my sense of humor,” he said. “It’s like the movie ‘Fargo’: It takes the truth and moves it in a different direction.”