Everyone, by now, is very familiar with President-elect Donald Trump’s personal physician and his strange, but familiar, eccentric rhetoric about Trump’s personal health. He has continued his strange behavior in a new interview with STAT News.
Trump’s Personal Physician
It has already been a year since Dr. Harold Bornstein produced his rousing and extreme letter to the world stating that Trump was not only healthy but, in his opinion:
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Bornstein and his strange beatnik appearance reminiscent of Dr. Brackish Okun from the 1996 hit, Independence Day, stayed quiet for an entire year but now has some revealing and strange things to say about Trump and his relation to the circus that is this election.
The interview started with a very strange response to the interviewer’s concern that Trump’s age, now 70 years old, may bring forth some issues when he takes office. Bornstein’s nonchalant reply stated:
“If something happens to him [Trump], then it happens to him. It’s like all the rest of us, no? That’s why we have a vice president and a speaker of the House and a whole line of people. They can just keep dying. It never occurred to me that he was the oldest president, not for a second.”
Trump’s age and it’s relation to being the leader of the free world might have been something his personal physician should have paid a little more attention to.
You would think that, as relevant Medical professionals, the doctors that give their professional thumbs up for a candidate should probably avoid showing bias towards someone. However, Bornstein doesn’t feel that way especially when he ran into Hillary Clinton’s personal physician stocked with Trump pins just for her. I guess the lack of professionalism shouldn’t be a shock.
The Big Bully
Just like Trump, Bornstein felt he could use his clout to bully the very reporter that was doing the interview. Several days after the interview Bernstein got cold feet and threatened the interviewer in an attempt to stop the story from being published. Bornstein stated:
“I happen to have known the Sulzbergers [the family that publishes the New York Times] for 50 years. I’m going to make sure you don’t ever work again if you do this.”
Not long after STAT divulged information that connected Bornstein to a string of poems that had surfaced, signed by a one “Count Harold,” they also came across Bornstein’s wedding and private event band, Doc Bornstein and The Interns. He probably did it for the chicks.
And speaking of chicks, Bornstein also seems to enjoy hiring women off of Craigslist to teach him Italian. In fact, the back of his business card reads, “dottore molto famoso,” which roughly translates to “very famous doctor.”
We are so glad that the country took the word of a bullying, self-righteous, doctor who enjoys a little poetry and Italian Craigslist women, to give his expert opinion on the next president’s health status.
Featured image via STAT News.