Trump’s physician harassed on NYC streets and in phone calls

Democrats/liberals/Progressives are such nice people!

Dr. Harold Bornstein, 69, is Donald Trump’s personal and family physician. He began caring for Trump in 1980, and gave the President-elect a checkup as recently as last September. He attested in a letter that “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

In an interview with Ike Swetlitz for Scientific American, the Upper East Side physician is described as “By all accounts, Bornstein is a caring and dedicated doctor.” His wife said that one patient often brings her pea soup; another, coffee.

Bornstein does “reverse house calls” a couple of times a year when patients come to his house in Scarsdale to see him. During the interview, Swetlitz saw on a table in the waiting room some flyers encouraging patients who feel grateful for Bornstein’s services to donate to his alma mater, Tufts University School of Medicine. One patient gave $25,000 in Bornstein’s honor.

Harold Bornstein wanted to be a doctor for as long as he can remember. He followed the footsteps of his father, Jacob, who had first treated Trump. Jacob came from humble beginnings: He grew up in a Yiddish-speaking family in Chelsea, Mass., and attended Harvard in the 1930s and ’40s as an undergraduate and for medical school, at a time when universities had quotas for Jewish students. When Jacob bought the 78th Street office, its address was originally on Park Avenue. But Jacob opened up the fire door on 78th street and turned that into the main entrance, embarrassed to have an address on tony Park Avenue.


For being Trump’s physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein is mocked and ridiculed for his physical appearance and, with his wife Melissa, are harassed in public and in phone calls. As recounted by Ike Swetlitz:

“When Bornstein first came to the attention of the world last year, he was presented as a caricature [….] Pictures of him with wild hair and a seemingly goofy demeanor rocketed around the internet [….] ‘The take on this has not been what’s in between his ears,’ Melissa said about her husband. ‘It’s been what his hair looks like and what he looks like.’ […]

Throughout the campaign, Bornstein attempted to avoid the media spotlight — CNN once cornered him on a bench [….]

Bornstein said that, in the wake of the election, he’s been harassed on the street. One woman, upon recognizing him, said, ‘You’re Donald Trump’s doctor. I hope he dies!’ Melissa said she has stopped answering her phone if she doesn’t recognize the number — ‘I’ve gotten so many harassing phone calls.’

When asked what responsibility the president’s doctor has to share information about the president’s health with the public, Bornstein said:

“Well, I’m fortunate there’s nothing seriously wrong with him. He’s a few pounds overweight, which everybody can see, and that’s it. I’ve never been able to find anything wrong with him.”

Bornstein said 70-year-old Trump isn’t “an old man the way my grandfather was an old man”. Not so with 69-year-old Hillary Clinton. Bornstein said “She’s an old lady. She’s an old lady. It’s funny, isn’t it?” He said that he ran into Hillary’s physician Dr. Lisa Bardack during the course of the campaign, and that he gave her a Trump pin. LOL

In the interview, Bornstein said that he didn’t know he would be allowed to continue caring for Trump, thinking that a military doctor would care for Trump in the White House. Although most physicians to presidents have been military officers, some presidents — including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan — have chosen non-uniformed doctors.

Here’s another example of the viciousness directed at Dr. Harold Bornstein for being Trump’s physician. In an article for Jewish Business News, Dec. 24, 2016, Reggie Reiner, a fellow Jew, calls Bornstein “Donald Trump’s dumb doctor” who writes “unintelligible” “stupid” letters.


8 responses to “Trump’s physician harassed on NYC streets and in phone calls

  1. “By all accounts?”

    The doctor should have declined to participate.

    If the Left is going to take on every one of us, they better be prepared for the consequences.

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  2. Another example of “Liberal Tolerance”!
    Modern “Liberals” are no better than Nazi “Brown-shirts” anymore. Knee-jerk “Haters” and Alinskyite Propagandists willing to demonize and destroy any one that disagrees with them in any way.
    This guy is a Doctor, in business to treat patients, Trump pays his bills and is a good patient. So What? And the Doc looks like he probably pretty much a “Social Liberal” even if if he may be a somewhat “Financial Conservative” and likes Trump.
    Today’s Liberals are really the “Fascist Totalitarians – Gestapo & KGB” that they accuse every one else of being. Get over it! You don’t have the power tp pull that lie anymore!

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  3. Those ridiculing Dr. Bronstein are successful products of those programming the public with the media and chemistry, some of the latter provided by their own physicians. When Dr. Bronstein first had The Donald as a patient, the President-elect was a Democrat and not nearly as wealthy as he is today. Unknown to the doctor, his patient became a Republican years later, and also had several outstanding and varied careers, became very wealthy, and was elected to be president. We all should have such a doctor. I hope that if the President-elect likes his doctor, he will be able to keep him.

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  4. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Do no harm.

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  5. What despicable behavior to a man that has given his life to saving others. By hurting him, you harm thousands.
    These people should be shamed out of the country.
    And the media covers like they did for 8 years with BO’s doctors any health issues he might have had. With other Presidents the people were given all that info.

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  6. We know the Republican Party has been betrayed when some of its members want to take our country to war because their own party somehow won a presidential and Congressional election and many state governorships.

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  7. Dr. Bornstein looks like an old-school, real M.D, I was fortunate enough to have a real doctor, until all the Federal/Insurance interference forced him to accept a position with a large Corporate client; exclusively serving their employees and immediate family only. My doctor’s complaint was that insurance and government regulation forced him to work 4 hours every evening completing THEIR paperwork. He refused to allow the form-filling requirements to impose on his time with patients.

    I hope P.E. Trump gets to keep Dr, Bornstein. I still pay for comprehensive medical insurance, but hope I never need to use it. I now see a patient-focused private doctor, who does not accept any insurance. His fees reflect the fact that his overhead in private, cash only practice, is reduced by almost 2/3rds. Most of the best primary care physicians (in my area) are getting back to the business of being doctors, vs. insurance company lackies.

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  8. He kind of looks like that scientist from Independence Day. No offense.


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