There is a silver lining to the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, which has understandably upset the president.
These are grave times for our country as my magnificent home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, being raided, and occupied by a sizable number of FBI agents, Trump said on Truth Social after his house was searched at the beginning of August.
‘Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.’
‘After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.’
Trump disclosed that the confiscated papers included his medical records, which demonstrate his good health, in a new statement.
“Not only did the FBI steal my Passports in the FBI Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, but it has just been learned through court filings that they also improperly took my complete and highly confidential medical file and history, with all the bells and whistles (at least they’ll see that I’m very healthy, an absolutely perfect physical specimen!), plus personal Tax Records (Illegal to take), and lawyer/client/privileged information, a definite NO, NO. Days of the Soviet Union!” Days of Trump published.
Trump’s personal doctor released a letter that read as follows before he was declared the winner of the 2016 election:
Whoever This May Concern:
I have been the personal physician of Mr Donald J. Trump since 1980. His previous physician was my father, Dr Jacob Bornstein. Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr Trump has had no significant medical problems. Mr Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results. Actually, his blood pressure, 110/65, and laboratory test results were astonishingly excellent.
Over the past twelve months, he has lost at least fifteen pounds, Mr Trump takes 81 mg of aspirin daily and a low dose of a statin. His PSA test score is 0.15 (very low). His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.
Mr Trump has suffered no form of cancer, has never had a hip, knee or shoulder replacement or any other orthopaedic surgery. His only surgery was an appendectomy at age ten. His cardiovascular status is excellent. He has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.
If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.
Harold N Bornstein, MD, FACG
The assertion that Trump will be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” was met with some skepticism in the media. Several years later, Dr. Bornstein said that Trump had dictated the letter’s substance to him. Even still, many were surprised by Trump’s endurance and vigor because he seemed to be one of the healthiest presidents, especially when compared to Biden.
At the time, Bornstein’s “claims come after a separate interview with NBC News, in which the doctor said his offices were “raided” by authorities in 2017 and Mr. Trump’s medical data had been stolen,” according to the United Kingdom’s The Independent.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Manhattan-based Dr Bornstein had been Mr Trump’s personal physician for more than 35 years before he took office as president in 2017.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not deny that officials had visited Dr Bornstein.
However, she said taking medical records is standard operating procedure for a new president, and disputed the characterisation of the incident as a “raid.” CONTINUE READING…