Donald Trump’s sandy coloured comb-over might be his most famous feature. The head of hair, which the President demands people touch to prove it’s real, has been privy to its fair share of rumours, headlines and even think pieces.
The President’s longtime doctor Harold Bornstein has now come forward to separate the fact from the fancy and claim Mr Trump takes a drug to promote hair growth. Bornstein said Mr Trump takes a prostate-related drug to enhance hair growth.
The doctor said Mr Trump only takes a small dose of the prostate drug, called finasteride, which lowers prostate specific antigen levels in the body and is also used to treat hair loss in men.
Dr Bornstein was effusive about the drug’s ability to maintain hair growth, revealing he used it himself.
“He has all his hair,” he told the New York Times. “I have all my hair.”
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According to the paper, the White House would not say if Bornstein was still Mr Trump’s doctor or whether Dr Bornstein’s information about the President was correct.
The doctor said the billionaire property mogul also takes medication to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and statin, a lipid-lowering medication for elevated blood cholesterol. He also said he took a baby aspirin every day in order to reduce his risk of a heart attack. More generally, he pronounced the 70-year-old in good health and his medical care as “exactly up to date”.
Dr Bornstein, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side of New York, first gained media attention in December 2015 after saying: “If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
There have been numerous rumours about Mr Trump’s head of hair, with claims he underwent a hair transplant decades ago and styles his hair himself.