Donald Trump today released a bizarre report from his doctor, hoping to buff up his presidential-credentials with testimony that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".
In a strange bid to bolster his strong showing among the field of Republicans vying for nomination, Trump posted the letter from his doctor of 35 years, Jacob Bornstein, on Facebook -- claiming that "his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary."
The document went on to note that Trump had no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products" to back up the claim.
But those revelations have seemingly done little to improve the former 'Apprentice' frontman's standing, as they were immediately mocked.
Hundreds first denounced the claims Trump had promoted on his drinking history.
Trump Doctor: "[Mr. Trump] has had no history of ever using alcohol." pic.twitter.com/4L34d60Vn7— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 14, 2015
Donald Trump has "never used alcohol or tobacco products", says his Doctor pic.twitter.com/QCwI9mOzZf— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) December 14, 2015
— Cole Bockenfeld (@ColeBockenfeld) December 14, 2015
Others pointed to the exclusion of any mention of Trump's deferment from active service during his time in the US Army.
He suffered from bone spurs in both heels, which was the defence Trump gave when asked why he side-stepped military service during the Vietnam War, but that history was not mentioned by Dr Bornstein.
Trump's 39-year string of having "no significant medical problems" per his doc coincidentally began right after the Vietnam War ended. Huh.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 14, 2015
Worth noting Trump's doctor's note doesn't mention the foot issues which got him a draft deferment during the Vietnam War— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 14, 2015
While yet more people derided the claim that Trump would top the physical fitness of any of his would-be predecessors.
"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" pic.twitter.com/OY0KwGdSE8— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) December 14, 2015
Huh, Trump's physician examined all the elected presidents. That's some GP.
He even talks like Donald! Uncanny.— Brent Cox (@titivil) December 14, 2015
Trump has tried to promote himself as an outsider figure among a field of fellow Republican presidential-hopefuls whom he described as being "politically correct" and in the pocket of lobbyists.