Donald Trump on Thursday released a letter from his doctor summarizing his latest physical examination as the health of the two major-party presidential nominees has taken center stage in the campaign.
Trump’s physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, wrote that Trump was in “excellent health.”
Bornstein added that Trump was hospitalized only once in his life – to have his appendix removed when he was 11 years old.
Trump’s doctor of more than 30 years listed the Republican nominee’s height as 6-foot-3 and weight as 236 pounds.
“Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who is setting records for number of events, size of crowds, and breadth of travel on the campaign trail, determined in light of increased scrutiny of candidates’ health, it was important to have a detailed physical examination for all the various standard tests attributable thereto,” the Trump campaign said in a news release.
The campaign added the exam took place on Friday, before Hillary Clinton’s health episode on Sunday that recentered the public’s focus on the candidates’ health.
“All of the detailed results are enclosed,” the campaign said. “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 Manhattan billionaire taped an interview with TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss his health. That interview is set to air Thursday. Clinton, along with her running mate, Tim Kaine, released letters from their doctors describing their health on Wednesday. Clinton’s doctor said she was physically fit to serve as president.