By Douglas V. Gibbs
The health issues Hillary Clinton has been facing is grabbing the headlines more and more. It is becoming harder and harder to hide. Even the mainstream media who is biased in her direction is beginning to ask, “Is Hillary physically capable of becoming President of the United States?”
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has upped the ante. According to CNN
, Trump has challenged Clinton to release “detailed medical records,” insisting he would have “no problem” with his own becoming public.
Trump tweeted: “I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?”
While the Clinton camp swears Hillary is in good health, and a letter from a doctor last year says so, Trump says the Democrat has refused to advise the public of “basic health information.”
Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said images of Clinton being helped up stairs and propped up, and videos showing odd, seizure-like head movements require an explanation to voters.
Other doctors have concurred. Dr. Lee Hieb, for example, said, “They made a huge deal about [Sen. John] McCain because of his melanoma. Melanoma doesn’t give you dementia!
Dr. Gerard Gianoli argued that if the concerns were about Donald Trump’s health, establishment media would spotlight the issue. He wrote, “Imagine, if you would, that tomorrow Donald Trump suffers a concussion. Suppose he trips on a flight of stairs, falling down and hitting his head. The head injury is so severe that he is unconscious for a time and has to be hospitalized for a week. After getting out of the hospital, the Trump campaign tells us that he has fully recovered and that there are no lingering effects of the head trauma. During the following weeks, he is seen in public to wear glasses with a Fresnel lens on one side. He also seems to have trouble maintaining his balance, loses his thoughts in the middle of speeches, and has episodes of spasmodic movements suggestive of seizures. In this imaginary scenario, would it surprise anyone if the media became skeptical and pressed for release of Mr. Trump’s medical records? Would it surprise anyone if the Clinton campaign made an issue of Mr. Trump’s health status during speeches and in TV ads? Would the media cry ‘foul’ over the Clinton campaign doing so? I think the answers to these questions are self-evident. The media and the Clinton campaign would be all over this like white on rice, and no one would question the appropriateness of their actions. To my knowledge, Mr. Trump has had no such issues with his health. However, Mrs. Clinton has had multiple problems – some she has revealed and some that she has not revealed.”
Gianoli was pointed in asking: “What do we know about Mrs. Clinton’s health? We know that she has suffered two deep vein thromboses and an episode of cerebral venous thrombosis. Blood spontaneously clotting within one’s veins on three separate occasions is not a good thing. In fact, it is life-threatening. This tells us that she has a hypercoagulable state requiring the use of Coumadin (a ‘blood thinner’) for the rest of her life to try to prevent this from happening again. While Coumadin may prevent future blood clots, it can also lead to life-threatening hemorrhage if she has any future trauma.”
He added: “We also know that she suffered a concussion and, according to her husband, she took 6 months to recover. How do we know she recovered? If she was a high school athlete, she would have had mandatory neuropsychological testing before being allowed to participate in sports again. Given that being the leader of the free world is more important than playing goalie for the local high school, why is the mainstream media not demanding to see Mrs. Clinton’s post-concussion testing?”
He noted her own supporters have talked about her “right transverse venous sinus thrombosis … a blood clot that formed in one of the two major veins that drain blood from the brain.”
The symptoms are “headaches, visual problems and dizziness/balance problems.”
“We know that Ms. Clinton has had all three of these. Less commonly known are ‘brain fog,’ problems with concentration and short-term memory problems. Sounds familiar?” he questioned.
Rather than address the concerns, many Clinton supporters have responded with torrents of abuse and ridicule.
American Thinker captured the Democrat response perfectly. . . as a sign of things to come if she is elected: “The American media is now on notice. If you hit Hillary where it hurts, you will regret it, as the Age of Hillary is upon us… New Rules are in effect. Dr. Drew Pinsky raised a lot of eyebrows a week ago when he said he was gravely concerned over Hillary Clinton’s health in an interview on KABC-AM radio. The interview went viral, and was taken down by the station (but a transcript lives on, courtesy of the Free Beacon). So the message had to be delivered in a way that would chill everyone who might think about revealing inconvenient truths.”
Since January she’s had at least eight of these major coughing fits for the public eye to see. . . and that’s not counting seizures, and other health anomalies.
As expected, the tactic being used by the Democrats surrounding Hillary are the exact same tactics being used against any inquiry about if Obama was eligible for the presidency. While the Obama camp called those who dared to challenge him “racist,” and “hateful,” Hillary’s camp is doing the same, just switching it from racism to sexism.
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