The GOP’s embrace of Trump’s plastic surgery has been so complete, it has become the latest issue to fuel the Republican presidential nominee’s ongoing health problems.
The Washington Post reported Monday that a senior Trump campaign official told the newspaper that the candidate’s doctor told him in July that Trump would not need to have surgery in the next three months, but that his surgeon did not want to do it.
“The doctor told me, ‘Donald, we’re not going to have you in the operating room for two weeks.
We’re going to do this with your own body,'” the official told The Post.
“I was so upset.
I thought, This is what’s going to happen.””
The medical community has come to accept Donald Trump’s new-found self, but the Republican Party is still deeply skeptical of him,” the official added.
“The GOP is still holding him to a standard they do not believe is necessary to heal the party’s disrepair.”
Dr. Harold Bornstein, who has spent decades working with Trump, told the Post that Trump’s “body is still not fully healed.”
“He’s got a lot of scarring, some bone structure, some fat and some other issues,” Bornstein told the paper.
“We’re not there yet, and I’m not sure we will be.
But he’s certainly not ready for prime time.”
Bornstein has treated more than 60 presidents and former presidents, and he has said Trump’s health is still under investigation.
Trump’s doctor said the candidate would be out of the hospital for the next several weeks, but declined to give further details.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.