Trump’s longtime doctor describes ‘raid’ to obtain records

Donald Trump
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending as routine a decision last year to take President Donald Trump’s medical records from the New York office of his longtime physician.

Dr. Harold Bornstein told NBC News that the episode left him feeling “raped, frightened and sad.” He said three men, including Trump’s longtime bodyguard, came to the office unannounced to collect the records in February 2017.

Two days earlier, Bornstein had told The New York Times that Trump takes a drug for enlarged prostates, Propecia, that is often prescribed to stimulate hair growth in men. He also told the Times that he prescribed Trump drugs for rosacea and cholesterol as well.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called gathering the records standard operating procedure for a new president.