By Chris Cillizza, CNN
Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician, is a comic character. From his long hair to his odd personal manner and pronouncements, he is someone that is hard to take seriously.
So when Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday that Trump had personally dictated a 2015 letter ostensibly from Bornstein touting the then-presidential candidate’s historic good health, the first reaction of many people was to laugh.
Of course he did! The language was totally Trumpian! “His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary,” “Bornstein” wrote of Trump. “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
But to dismiss this whole situation as a joke is to miss the broader points. And, yes, there are some broader points.