White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
Trump, who at 71 is known to be fond of fast food and to shun exercise, has faced questions about his health before. In December 2015, Trump’s campaign released a remarkable letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein — the son of Trump’s longtime physician, Jacob Bornstein — attesting to the candidate’s vigor.
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency,” the doctor declared. The statement seemed, on its face, ridiculous — Gerald Ford was a gifted athlete prior to being elected, George W. Bush’s passion for running kept him trim and his heart rate low.
Trump shared his clean bill of health on Facebook, writing that he is “fortunate to have been blessed with great genes.”
“People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love,” Trump added at the time.