Donald Trump released a new doctor’s letter Thursday saying he is “in excellent physical health,” but offered limited details about his medical history apart from his use of a drug that lowers cholesterol.
Trump’s longtime Manhattan doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, said the 70-year-old Republican presidential nominee also takes low-dose aspirin. Trump had an appendectomy when he was 11 years old, but has not been hospitalized since, Bornstein wrote in the one-page letter.
Trump, who is 6 foot 3 and weighs 236 pounds, has had a physical every year since 1980, according to Bornstein. His last colonoscopy, in 2013, “was normal and found no polyps,” he said. Bornstein reported Trump’s testosterone level as 441.6.
After returning to the campaign trail Thursday, Hillary Clinton defended her delayed disclosure of the pneumonia diagnosis that sidelined her for three days — and whether her own running mate was among those in the dark.
Speaking to reporters after a rally here, Clinton said her "senior staff" was aware of the illness, and information was "provided to a number of people."
Asked twice whether Tim Kaine knew of the illness, Clinton did not answer specifically but said they did speak again Wednesday night.
Donald Trump Jr., the son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, was blasted Thursday for making what many took to be an unseemly Holocaust reference while defending his father.
Trump Jr. accused the media of propping up Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, adding that "they'd be warming up the gas chamber" if Republicans acted as they had.
“Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing," Trump Jr. told a Philadelphia radio station Wednesday.
Donald Trump made an audacious promise to create 25 million jobs over the next decade, with an economic plan that cuts taxes and regulations – including clean energy rules – and reduces spending on a host of federal programs.
The plan, outlined by Trump's campaign Thursday morning ahead of a speech at the New York Economic Club, promises to reduce taxes for every bracket, with the largest reductions by percentage for lower income families and a drastic reduction in the corporate tax rate.
Many elements of the plan, including decreased environmental regulations on energy companies and a halt to certain U.S. trade deals, have long been part of Trump’s stated plans. The newest iteration was intended to bring them together into a cohesive economic philosophy.