UPDATED: 4:08 p.m. EST -- Donald Trump's health report was written by his current doctor, Harold Bornstein, according to campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Trump initially said in his release of the report that Jacob Bornstein, his previous doctor and Harold Bornstein's father, had written the report, but the older Bornstein died in 2010. The campaign did not answer a question about Trump's error.
UPDATED: 3:05 p.m. EST -- When Donald Trump announced Monday that his doctor had released his health report, he said, “I am proud to share this health report, written by the highly respected Dr. Jacob Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital” on Twitter. However, the name of the physician who signed Trump's health report was Harold Bornstein, not Jacob, and Trump's tweet has since been deleted.
Harold Bornstein said in the health report that his father Jacob had been Trump's previous physician, but the younger doctor has taken care of the New York billionaire since 1980. The Verge noticed this discrepancy and found that Jacob Bornstein actually died five years ago, according to his obituary in the New York Times.
The letterhead used for Trump's health report includes the names of both Bornsteins, but the website and contact information seemed to be for the younger (and alive) doctor.
Original Story: Donald Trump’s longtime doctor, Harold Bornstein, certified that the real estate tycoon was in good health Monday when he released a health report detailing Trump’s medical history. The report said Trump has had “no significant medical problems” over the past 39 years and his blood pressure was 110/65 at his most recent medical examination.
“I am fortunate to have been blessed with great genes --- both of my parents had very long and productive lives. I have truly enjoyed working on the campaign trail with one objective in mind, to Make America Great Again!” Trump said in a post on Facebook about the report. “People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love. Our country will soon be better and stronger than ever before.”
The Republican presidential front-runner has lost at least 15 pounds over the past year, Bornstein said in the report, and he has “extraordinary” physical strength and stamina. The report also said that Trump takes 81 mg of aspirin daily -- which some people use to prevent heart attacks -- as well as a “low dose” of a statin, a cholesterol lowering drug.
I am proud to share this health report, written by the highly respected Dr. Jacob Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital. https://t.co/5RZa5of0TR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2015
Trump also scored a low 0.15 on his PSA test, which measures prostate-specific antigen levels and helps detect prostate cancer. Bornstein, who is a doctor at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, said Trump has suffered no form of cancer, and has never had any orthopedic surgery. The candidate also has no history of ever abusing alcohol or tobacco products, the report said.
The health report comes after Trump has boasted about his good health and stamina for months, often mocking his opponents for their perceived lack of excitement or energy. He first called fellow Republican Jeb Bush “low energy” months ago, and the critique has continued throughout the fall, with Trump occasionally bestowing the criticism on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as well.
Bush released his own health report in October, and his doctor also said he was in “excellent physical and mental condition.” Trump’s health report did not mention his mental condition.
The former Florida governor is known to follow a Paleo diet, eating mostly lean meat, fruits and vegetables on the campaign trail. His doctor certified that the candidate has been “proactive” about his heart health and was “actively engaged” in his healthcare. Like Trump, Bush has been taking a cholesterol-lowering drug.
Although Trump’s health report is signed by Harold Bornstein, Trump said on Twitter the report was written by Bornstein’s father, Jacob Bornstein. The elder Bornstein was Trump’s previous physician, according to the report, while Harold Bornstein has been The Donald’s primary doctor since 1980.
— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) December 14, 2015