Not quite a year ago, Newsweek obtained and then declined to publish records they obtained about Donald Trump’s medical history as part of a larger article about the President. Best-selling New York Times author Kurt Eichenwald took hold of that information and published himself under “fair use” terms, and because it is in the public interest to know what was in those records — especially considering the fact that Trump represented himself during the campaign as having had one doctor, Harold Bornstein, since 1980… and the uncovered medical history shows that was false.
The letter provided by Dr. Bornstein during the campaign said that there were no major medical issues with Donald Trump during that entire period — which would reflect a span of 36 years at the time of the letter’s issue. Later, however, Dr. Bornstein would come to say that Trump had written that letter himself, perhaps because he didn’t want to be associated with the rest of Trump’s medical records, which he had certainly seen.
Because according to the records obtained by Newsweek, then Eichenwald, Trump had another doctor who treated him for generically-described “metabolic imbalances” during that time — and he was one already shown to have been investigated for overprescribing amphetamines (speed) to multiple patients. And that’s exactly what Trump’s record showed as well. During the campaign, Trump hid the fact that he’d seen Dr. Joseph Greenberg from 1982 to 1990, and that he’d been prescribed exactly that type of drug.
If that all sounds scandalous, remember — only the allegation that Trump was addicted to the drug diethylpropion was ever disputed. His former head of communications, Hope Hicks, confirmed that he had once been prescribed the drug.
And as recently as December, another report surfaced from a former Apprentice staffer, Noel Casler, who claimed to have witnessed Trump crushing up and snorting the similar drug Adderall. It’s not like any of this is outside the realm of possibility.
Most importantly, Trump exhibits the behavior of a speed addict: Aggression, confusion, belief in things that are not true or real, and stubbornness that cannot be matched with patience.
It’s no wonder he covered all of this up.
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