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President Trump's former personal physician claims that Trump dictated the 2015 letter he wrote praising the then-presidential candidate's health.
"He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter," Dr. Harold Bornstein told CNN. "I just made it up as I went along."
"His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary," read the letter, which Bornstein had initially said he wrote himself. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
Bornstein now says that Trump had dictated the language as the doctor and his wife drove across Central Park.
"[Trump] dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn't put in there," he said. "They came to pick up their letter at 4 o'clock or something."
"That's black humor, that letter. That's my sense of humor," Bornstein added. "It's like the movie 'Fargo': It takes the truth and moves it in a different direction."
Trump had touted the letter ahead of its release on Twitter, saying it would "show perfection."
In September of 2016, Bornstein had defended the letter's effusive tone as being the result of a rush he had been in at the time while seeing other patients.
The White House didn't respond to CNN's request for comment.
The new revelation comes hours after Bornstein told NBC News that Trump associates had raided his office in February 2017, seizing medical records on Trump.
"They must have been here for 25 minutes or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos," the doctor said, adding that he felt "raped, frightened and sad."
The White House pushed back against the account on Tuesday, saying that it was not a "raid" and that it was "standard operating procedure" for the White House medical unit to obtain a newly elected president's medical records.