Trump’s Ex-Doctor Says He Felt ‘Raped’ During Office Records Grab
President Trump’s ex-personal doctor of over 35 years spoke out on Tuesday about feeling “raped, frightened and sad” when Trump’s bodyguard and a lawyer barged into his office and seized the president’s medical records, NBC News reported.
The alleged incident took place in February 2017, days after Dr. Harold Bornstein told a newspaper that he had prescribed a hair growth medicine to the president — and Trump decided to dump him.
Trump’s personal bodyguard, a lawyer and an unidentified third man showed up at Bornstein’s Park Avenue office to collect the president’s records. Bornstein said he was instructed to take down a photograph he had hanging on the wall of him posing with Trump.
Bornstein reportedly stated that he was not given a form authorizing the release of the records and signed by the president —known as a HIPAA release — which is a violation of patient privacy law.
Trump cut ties with the gastroenterologist following the release of the information that Trump took Propecia, a prostate drug, for hair growth.
Bornstein said he is speaking out now following the news of White House doctor Ronny Jackson being fired for allegedly loosely handing out pain medications.
“I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important,” Bornstein told NBC. “And it certainly was not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that?”