Trump Says His Medical Records 'Will Show Perfection'

If he ever releases them, which he's promising to do within 2 weeks
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Trump Says His Medical Records 'Will Show Perfection'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a portrait after an interview with the AP in Sterling, Va., on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In a 1999 Larry King Live appearance, Donald Trump said he believed individuals running for the presidency should show their medical records, per CNN. But the GOP front-runner has been stalling on releasing his own—until today, when, as Politico notes, he finally "relented." "As a presidential candidate, I have instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report," he tweeted Thursday, adding in typical Trumpian tone that "it will show perfection." It's a move that the former White House physician to George HW Bush thinks was due. "If the guy doesn't give them, there's an immediate assumption that there's something wrong," Dr. Burton Lee III tells Politico. And it's not so farfetched to think Trump could suffer health issues; if elected, he'd be 70 when he takes office, making him the oldest incoming president ever (Ronald Reagan was 69).

Exhibit A, per Politico. "I love steak and hamburger and pasta and French fries, all of the things that we shouldn't be eating," he said in a recent clip from Bloomberg's All Due Respect, admitting a particular penchant for bacon and eggs. And while he cops to playing a little golf and tennis, he told the New York Times Magazine in September that giving speeches are his form of exercise and that "all my friends who work out all the time, they're going for knee replacements, hip replacements—they're a disaster." Hillary Clinton, 68, has released her records, Politico notes, as have Chris Christie, 53, and Jeb Bush, 62. Trump doesn't seem worried. "I consider my health, stamina and strength one of my greatest assets," he tweeted. "The world has watched me for many years and can so testify—great genes!" (Some wonder why someone with such stamina is complaining about debates being too long.)

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