NBC News reported Monday allegations made by a former personal doctor of Trump’s against one of the president’s lawyers, a bodyguard, and a third man.
Dr. Harold Bornstein claims that in February 2017, these three men showed up at his New York office and seized all of Trump’s medical records in what the doctor describes as a “raid.”
The incident took place two days after Bornstein had revealed to the press that he’d been prescribing Trump medication for hair growth for years.
Bornstein told NBC:
“I feel raped. That’s how I feel — raped, frightened, and sad… I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal about a drug that’s to grow his hair, which seemed to be so important. And it’s certainly not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody that they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that? I was completely surprised. The morning or two after the story about his hair ran, [Rhona Graff] said, ‘So you wanted to be the White House doctor? Forget it.'”
When asked what exactly the men had been looking for, Bornstein said that they’d wanted “all of his medical records, his pictures, anything they could find.”
The doctor says they were in his office for roughly 25-30 minutes.
The reason Bornstein says he’s sharing his story now is in response to news that Ronny Jackson — Trump’s pick for the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary position and who withdrew his nomination after allegations of misconduct — would no longer be serving as a doctor at the White House. Jackson is referred to by some as the “candy man” for allegedly prescribing pain medications very loosely.
“This is like a celebration for me,” Bornstein said.
During a press briefing on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders described the incident at Bornstein’s office as “standard procedure” and denied that it was a “raid.”