Whether you consider them to be valid concerns or conspiracy theories, questions surrounding the health of Hillary Clinton have made their way into the mainstream media. Sparked by a photo posted on the Drudge Report which allegedly showed Hillary needing help up a flight of stairs, critics began to look deeper into Hillary’s health. A viral video by Paul Joseph Watson titled “The Truth Behind Hillary’s Bizarre Behavior” amassed nearly four million views on YouTube. One writer for the Huffington Post who reported on it had his articles deleted and was promptly fired.
Neither candidate has released health records, but Donald Trump has said he would release his if Hillary were to release hers. And it’s not just those on the right who think there are valid questions surrounding Hillary’s health – Obama’s former personal physician believes she needs to undergo a neurological examination. CNN had him on to criticize the doctor who evaluated Trump’s health, but then he raised a number of questions about Hillary’s (at about the 3 minute mark in the video below).
Via The Hill
President Obama’s former physician said that he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should have a neurological examination due to her history of brain injury.
During an interview on CNN, Dr. David Scheiner argued that Clinton’s note from her doctor isn’t enough. The letter details that Clinton had follow-up testing in 2013 that showed a full recovery from a concussion and that she tested negative for clotting disorders.
“I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016,” Scheiner said Tuesday night. “We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin to lose some of their cognitive ability. I think both of them should release their records.”
Scheiner also critiqued Donald Trump’s health, saying he believes the GOP nominee needs to release real medical records that include information like height and weight. He also panned Trump’s doctor’s note, which the doctor said was written in five minutes.
“I think you need real details, I think you need actual medical records,” he continued. “I’d like to know his height and weight. He looks a little bit overweight to me.”
Yesterday Hillary’s vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine said that voters deserve to know if candidates are in good enough health to perform their duties, and I think we all agree.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]