CNN’s Dr. Gupta says Trump doctor letter is “absurd,” questions veracity

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta raised some serious questions about the letter Donald Trump released, “proving” he’s fit to be president.

Gupta told Ashleigh Banfield, “I don’t even know what to make of this letter.”

Gupta noted that the letter included things a doctor would never say; and it also used incorrect medical terminology.

Whether you’re a doctor or not, that degree of hyperbole [claiming Trump would be the healthiest president ever] and these types of words being used is very unusual. People don’t write like that, that this is ‘the healthiest ever.’ First of all, they couldn’t substantiate. How do you know that someone is the healthiest ever?

There’s all sorts of language with that: “strength and stamina are extraordinary.” What does that mean exactly?

Gutpa said he’d run some tests and then provide objective data on strength and stamina. He wouldn’t simply say “strength and stamina are extraordinary.”

More from Gupta:

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, from Dnd523.

“Astonishingly excellent” was another term that was used. These just aren’t terms that are used by the medical community. So I don’t know where they come from.

It says they showed only positive results. Now it’s funny in medicine, because when something is good we say it’s a negative result. Meaning, that it did not appear when we did an exam. Positive results actually means quite the opposite. Calling things “test scores” instead of results. His PSA “test score” was this, as if it was the SAT exam instead of a blood test. It’s a strange letter that’s absurd to look at it on face value.

And here’s my own question — per the letter, below, Trump is on a daily baby aspirin and a statin. Why? You don’t usually go on those for absolutely no reason. I’m on both because of high cholesterol and a history of heart problems in my family. So if Trump’s health is so perfect, and there are no problems, why did the doctor prescribe baby aspirin and statin therapy?

And here’s another question: How healthy is a 70 year old, on baby aspirin therapy and statins, who eats KFC for lunch?


Here’s Trump’s letter from his doctor:

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