Dr. Harold Bornstein became fodder for late-night comedians last week when it was revealed that he wrote a typo-riddled medical evaluation of Donald Trump in just five minutes last year.
Via Mediaite, CNN went to interview Bornstein about his medical qualifications this week, but the chat was cut short by Bornstein’s angry wife.
During the interview, CNN’s Drew Griffin asked Bornstein how he felt about criticism both from the media and from other doctors depicting him as a lunatic after it was revealed that he hastily scribbled down a medical evaluation of Trump in just five minutes in which he stated that “if elected, Mr. Trump… will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
“Well, a lunatic doesn’t have my credentials,” the 69-year-old Bornstein replied. “The only thing I wanted to do in my life is practice with my father, which I managed to do for 35 years.”
When asked why he used very unprofessional language in his letter — he said that Trump’s health as “astonishingly excellent,” for example — Bornstein replied that he was “rushed for time” and “had people to see.”
CNN had to hold the interview in a hallway because Bornstein was worried that his wife would get angry if she saw he’d agreed to talk to the press. Sure enough, when she arrived on the scene, she immediately threatened to call the police if CNN didn’t leave their property.
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