President Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard showed up without notice at the office of Trump’s personal doctor shortly after inauguration and took all of the President’s medical records, the doctor told NBC News on Tuesday.
Then-White House aide Keith Schiller, who previously served as Trump’s personal bodyguard, Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten and another “large man” came unannounced and took the files on the morning of Feb. 3, 2017, Dr. Harold Bornstein said.
“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein said.
The incident, which Bornstein described as a “raid,” came two days after he told the New York Times that Trump takes Propecia, a drug often prescribed to stimulate hair growth in men, as well as other drugs for rosacea, a skin problem, and elevated cholesterol.
Speaking at the daily press briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that taking the records was “standard operating procedure” for a new president.
Bornstein gained attention in 2016 for saying that Trump would be the healthiest president in history and for writing a one-page summary of his medical history that Trump released on the “Dr. Oz Show.”
He later justified the line by saying that the other presidents were “either sick or dead.”
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