Editorial

What a whopper!

Friday, September 2, 2016

A recent minor controversy in the Donald Trump saga was the unsurprising revelation that a doctor had spent just a few minutes to put together a glowing report on Trump's health, based on what the doctor thought Trump wanted people to hear.

Harold N. Bornstein, a gastroenterologist, in a report issued Dec. 4, 2015, stated, in part, "Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results. Actually his blood pressure, 110/65, and laboratory test results were astonishingly excellent."

The letter concluded:

"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

The public has come to expect dishonesty from Trump, and to be fair, Trump is not the only candidate that the public regards as dishonest, but what is particularly disturbing about the phony health report is that Trump expected people to take seriously a statement that was so cartoonishly absurd.