Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is not only doing amazingly well in the polls, but going by his doctor’s report his health too is “astonishingly excellent” at 69.
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” wrote Harold Bornstein, a doctor from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, in a statement put out by Trump on Monday.
Trump may become the oldest person to be elected president in US history after Ronald Reagan who was 69 when he took office in January 1981.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is a year younger than Trump but his other Democratic rival Bernie Sanders is the oldest candidate at 73.
Trump promised to release his medical records in early December, after criticism for withholding them.
Trump’s blood pressure and lab results were “astonishingly excellent”, his “physical strength and stamina are extraordinary”, and he has lost at least 15 pounds (around 7 kg) in the past year. Trump also has “no history of ever using alcohol”, wrote the doctor.
Trump himself was modest about his physical attributes. “People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love,” he said in a statement accompanying the release.
“Donald Trump’s doctor appears to be just as bombastic as he is,” wrote Daily Beast calling his medical report “More Insane Than His Campaign Somehow”.
“It’s the only conclusion to be drawn from a hilariously bizarre letter that the mogul’s doctor-Harold Bornstein-wrote about his yuuuugely terrific health.”
“Donald Trump’s doctor released a medical report so silly that when we asked the American Medical Association about its language, their spokesman started to laugh,” it wrote.
“The letter, gushing in tone, made a sweeping declaration in a tone oddly similar to how Mr. Trump talks about himself,” commented the New York Times.
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