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A Doctor Wrote Donald Trump's Health Report — In Only 5 Minutes

The presidential nominee says he would be willing to release more detailed reports if Hillary Clinton does the same.

By Lindsey Pulse | August 27, 2016

Donald Trump has released only one form of personal medical information to the public — and his doctor says it took only five minutes to write.

Harold Bornstein, Trump's personal physician of more than three decades, described the presidential nominee's health as "astonishingly excellent" in a four-paragraph report from last year.

But the doctor told NBC he wrote the letter in five minutes while a car waited outside.

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"I get rushed, and I get anxious when I get rushed, so I tried to get four or five lines down as fast as possible," Bornstein said.

The letter declares Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." And he stands by his what he said.

Borstein said he doesn't think Trump is "any better or worse" than the average person who exercises daily. But he does admit because of the time crunch, some things might not have come out the way he meant them.

Making sure the public has zero concern — or at least zero serious concern — about candidates' health is no small issue for those running for president.

John McCain famously showed reporters nearly 1,200 pages of medical records during the 2008 election.

During a medical exam specifically done as a ramp-up to his 2004 presidential bid, John Kerry found out he had prostate cancer and had his doctors give interviews after treatment.

Trump's clean bill of health was released in December, but it's come back up recently — likely due to his scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's health.

Her doctor released a report of good health in July.

Trump reportedly says he would be willing to release more detailed medical reports, but only if Clinton does the same.

Trump and Clinton — who will be 70 and 69 respectively on Election Day — are the oldest major-party opponents ever in an American presidential election.

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