As a presidential candidate Donald Trump quoted a letter from his former personal doctor gushing about his apparently excellent health -- a note the physician now says the president "dictated" himself.
Speaking to CNN on Tuesday, New York doctor Harold Bornstein said Trump "dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter."
"I just made it up as I went along."
In December 2015, the Trump campaign released the glowing missive which said that "if elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
The Manhattan doctor months later said he wrote the note hastily as Trump's car waited.
Bornstein's new comments come as the long-haired, bespectacled physician finds himself back in the spotlight after he told NBC that a bodyguard visited his Park Avenue office last year and confiscated the president's medical records.