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Donald Trump shared the results of his most recent medical examination with Dr. Mehmet Oz during an interview taped Wednesday, after his campaign had previously suggested that the records were not part of the planned program on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
During the hour-long sit-down with Oz airing Thursday, the show said in a press release that Trump discussed his physical performed last week by physician Dr. Harold Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Bornstein penned Trump’s only medical note last December, declaring his test results “astonishingly excellent.”
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“Additionally, as all physicians do when seeing a patient for the first time,” the show said in a statement, “Dr. Oz took Mr. Trump through a full review of systems,” including the nervous system, head and neck, hormone levels, cardiovascular health, respiratory health, gastrointestinal health, bladder or prostate health, dermalogical health, history of cancer and a review of the family medical history, including occurrences of Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease or cancer.
The show did not provide more details about what the results of his recent exam revealed.
Speaking to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday, Oz said that it would be Trump’s “personal decision” on what to discuss on the show, adding that he would ask “pointed questions” but “would not ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered and I also don’t want to talk about anybody else.”
Earlier Wednesday as reports surfaced that Trump would not be revealing his medical records on “The Dr. Oz Show,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN that does “not necessarily” mean that Trump has changed his mind about sharing his records.
“I mean as far as I know Brian Kilmeade isn’t a spokesperson for the campaign. And I think that the campaign itself has been extremely clear that Donald Trump will release his records this week from a physical he took on Friday,” Huckabee Sanders said. “We’re in the middle of the week. It’s certainly not over and he still plans to do that. But he is, unlike Hillary Clinton, willing to sit down with a doctor in a public forum and have a very open discussion about his health just as he’s done on hundreds of other issues, because he’s unafraid to sit down with the press. He does it every single day. And he’s going to do it to talk about his health as he continues to do it on the campaign trail.”
Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway dismissed the notion that his records would be an expected topic of discussion.
“No, he was going to talk about the fact that he had a physical. And that, what the results are, or what the doctor may have told him to date. I wasn’t present at his physical,” Conway said on “America’s Newsroom.” “But I think on Dr. Oz, they’re actually going to talk about other concerns for America. They’re taking questions from the audience, as I understand. I would imagine that Dr. Oz will talk about what he talks about on his show every day: addiction or Zika or other health concerns for people. But he will, if he is asked a question about his health or his stamina, I’m sure he’ll be happy to answer it. He’s always happy to answer.”
Asked whether Trump would release the results of his checkup, Conway confirmed that he would do so “when he gets the results from his doctor.”
“And I don’t want to talk about things that are outside the health purview,” Oz said during the radio interview Tuesday. “But I do not believe we can have a wealthy country without being a healthy country. And so I do think people want to understand, well what happens to my healthcare if Mr. Trump is elected, and more importantly, what kind of role model is he for health in our country?”
Oz also said he invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton to appear on his show, remarking upon the “expectation” of candidates to tell Americans about their health.
“Mr. Trump accepted and decided to come on this week. And so we are going to talk about what he does for his personal health regimen,” Oz said in his preview Tuesday. “What does he eat, how does he deal with the stress?”
Ben Schreckinger contributed to this report.