The media has been puzzling for months over Donald Trump's so-called medical record in which his doctor declared, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
According to Josh Marshall's theory of Trump's Razor, we should conclude "the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts."
The stupidest possible scenario is so stupid that it did not even occur to me until now: Trump wrote his own doctor's note and then got his doctor to sign it.
- The weird Trump-like language and non-medical vocabulary
- The outdated, inaccurate letterhead
- The words, "physical strength and stamina," which Trump has also employed to criticize both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush
- Doctor Harold Bornstein's odd explanation that he dashed off the note in 5 minutes
- Trump's history of masquerading as his own PR rep to brag about himself
Someone who knows Trump well came to the same conclusion. Former Trump exec, Barbara Res, tweeted,
Trump dictated it to secy who gave it to another secy to put on letterhead, doctor signed didn't even look at it.
If this is true, then what Trump calls his medical report is not just a weirdly written note without details. It's a fraud.
Seems to me that the American Board of Internal Medicine ought to question Dr. Bornstein about this note he signed.