Donald Trump 'in excellent health', declares doctor after Hillary Clinton pneumonia scare

Trump, seen here on the campaign trail, has made frequent reference to Hillary Clinton's health scare in the days since her collapse (Getty)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Donald Trump's doctor has declared that the Republican presidential candidate is "in excellent physical health".

Harold Bornstein, Trump's doctor of 36 years, assessed the billionaire after Trump suggested he and his Democratic rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, should disclose their medical records.

Trump's suggestion had been prompted by Clinton's shock collapse during a 9/11 memorial event over the weekend, and the subsequent revelation that she had contracted pneumonia.

News of Trump's clean bill of health was broken by his campaign team, in a statement on their website. The statement said that Trump was assessed by Bornstein last Friday.

The statement read: "Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who is setting records for number of events, size of crowds, and breadth of travel on the campaign trail, determined in light of increased scrutiny of candidates’ health, it was important to have a detailed physical examination for all the various standard tests attributable thereto.

"We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure — uninterrupted — the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States."