4 reasons why Donald Trump faking a doctor’s note actually matters

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.

Here are four…

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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