Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


A New ‘Bone Spurs’ Scandal Just Surface: ‘It Was a Lie’

Dr. Larry Braunstein, a one-time New York podiatrist gave President Donald Trump the bone spurs diagnosis that helped him avoid military service as a favor to Trump’s father, the daughters of the late Dr. told The New York Times.

56-year-old Dr. Elysa Braunstein told the Times that her late father implied that Trump did not suffer from a debilitating foot ailment, and that he offered the bogus diagnosis as a favor to Trump patriarch Fred Trump.

The daughters of the foot doctor described the relationship as “family lore” to the Times, saying that they didn’t know if their father ever actually examined Trump, but that he signed off on the diagnosis as a favor to Fred Trump, from whom their father rented his Queens office.

“I know it was a favor,” said Elysa Braunstein, whose father died in 2007. The Trumps sold the building in 2004.

“What he got was access to Fred Trump,” she continued. “If there was anything wrong in the building, my dad would call and Trump would take care of it immediately. That was the small favor that he got.”

Trump has been roundly mocked by critics over the bone spurs diagnosis, which allowed him to avoid military service in Vietnam despite an otherwise healthy exam.

Trump was granted a 1-Y medical deferment due to the diagnosis, in addition to four educational deferments.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump told the Times that he did not remember the name of the doctor who gave him the diagnosis, and did not provide documentation. He also did not mention any links between the doctor and his father.

Alec Hochstein, a former colleague of Braunstein’s, told the Times that the podiatrist “spoke very highly” of the Trumps, recalling that the landlords were “very open to negotiating with him and letting him stay in the space at a rent he was comfortable with.”

The White House did not respond to the Times’ questions for the report.

Click to comment

You May Also Like


Last July, Turing Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Martin Shkreli became a lightning rod for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices after he raised the price...


Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in her native Malta after exposing a massive web of corruption through the “Panama Papers,” including a...


We know similar comments have been posted before, but the one below is, by far, the most comprehensive list I’ve seen: A Trump supporting...


The fact that the press is not reporting on the continuing violent rhetoric at Donald Trump’s rallies reflects an acceptance that is deeply troubling....

Copyright © 2020 ZoxPress Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.