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.