Trump's physician: 'If something happens to him, then it happens to him'

 

The elusive Harold Bornstein, MD, President-elect Donald Trump's physician, had a lax attitude toward Mr. Trump's health in an interview with STAT.

The physician, who tried to stay out of the limelight for most of the election, sat down with STAT for a three-hour interview. He told the publication Mr. Trump was in good health and that "it never occurred" to him Mr. Trump will be the oldest president.

He also told STAT he hasn't spoken with Mr. Trump since the election and does not know if he will be asked to serve as Mr. Trump's physician during the presidency. Though the president's physician typically has a military background, Mr. Trump is an unconventional president, so his physician may be too, STAT notes.

Dr. Bornstein had a hands-off attitude about the president's health during his interview with STAT. "If something happens to him, then it happens to him," he said. "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." Dr. Bornstein has been Mr. Trump's physician since the 1980s and has provided care for several of Mr. Trump's immediate family members.

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