Trump releases medical documents, says he's in great health

NEW YORK - Donald Trump weighs 236 pounds, stands 6-foot-3, has normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and is healthy enough to serve as president, his campaign said in a one-page summary of a recent physical.

"We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure — uninterrupted — the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States," the campaign said in a statement accompanying the report.

The physical was done Sept. 9 by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein of New York City, the same doctor who raved about Trump's health in a December statement.

"I have every single test you can have and they were good," Trump told Fox & Friends — adding that he probably would not have released them had they been otherwise.

"I wouldn't be talking to you right now if they were bad," Trump said. "If they were bad, I would say let's sort of skip this, right?"

In his brief summary, Bornstein reported normal results from liver function and thyroid tests. a colonoscopy, an EKG, a chest X-ray, and a cardiac evaluation.

He also listed Trump's testosterone level (441.6).

"In summary, Mr. Trump is in excellent physical health," Bornstein wrote.

The campaign released two pages of documents — a cover letter from a hospital and another page of test results — that Trump discussed with television doctor Mehmet Oz during the Wednesday taping of a program airing Thursday.

Aides had said that Trump would not discuss the results of his recent physical with Oz, but the businessman went ahead and handed him the documents.

Oz later told NBC News that "I looked at them and tried to process it pretty quickly and I got to say as a doctor, if he was my patient, they are good for a man of his age.”

Health has played an increasingly prominent role in the campaign.

Trump has repeatedly questioned Clinton's health, suggesting she lacks the "stamina" for the job.

The New York businessman had held back on such complaints after Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis, but that ended Wednesday night. During a rally in Canton, Ohio, Trump said: “You think Hillary would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? ... I don’t know. I don’t think so.”

Clinton supporters have retaliated by citing Trump's girth and reddish facial complexion, saying he is the unhealthy one.

"He complains about her health," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "What does he do? He's 70 years old. He's not slim and trim. He brags about eating faster every day. Look at his health a little bit."


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