Trump's doctor says of Trump's longevity: 'That's why we have a vice president'


Donald Trump will soon become the oldest person to ever assume the office of the U.S. president, but his doctor isn't at all worried about the leader's longevity.

In an interview with STAT published on Wednesday, Dr. Harold Bornstein said of his famous patient, "If something happens to him, 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."

He also stated that in regards to the president-elect's heath, "there's nothing to share," and noted, "Ronald Reagan had presenile dementia. I mean, seriously, did they share that one with you, or did Nancy just cover it up?"

In a letter, released about a year ago, Bornstein had concluded "if elected, Mr. Trump...will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

In fact, the doctor called the mogul's recent health measurements "astonishingly excellent."

Bornstein has been Trump's physician for more than 35 years, but is unsure if he will continue in the role after the inauguration.

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