The Hillary Clinton campaign and her surrogates are on high alert after her fainting incident at the 9/11 memorial service on Sunday morning, which lead to the revelation that she has been diagnosed with pneumonia since Friday.
Clinton allies have sprung into action, appearing on major news outlets to attempt to assuage fears about Hillary’s ability to continue in this election, and brushing off her health scare as “nothing to worry about”.
The Democrats have broken out the big guns this time, sending Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton to appear on television in an effort to reverse the attention back to Donald Trump.
Breitbart news reports that when questioned during an interview with CBS reporter Charlie Rose, Bill Clinton said, “It’s almost certain she’s in better health than her opponent, but we don’t know, because he hasn’t disclosed.”
Really? Does this look healthy to you Bill?
The statements by Clinton surrogates continue to get more desperate and outlandish, as no reasonable person would question someone’s health when they have shown absolutely no indication of problems. In fact, Trump seems to have an exceptional level of energy, as he’s attending rallies, events and interviews multiple times a day, whereas Hillary’s maximum capacity seems to be a handful of high profile fundraisers each week.
I’m sorry Bill, but was it Donald Trump who collapsed, lost his shoe, had to be rushed to his daughter’s apartment, then not appearing for 90 minutes while instituting a press blackout?
No, that was Hillary Clinton on Sunday morning, but you can bet that if Donald Trump had a medical incident like this, the mainstream media would have a panel of medical experts from all over the country pronouncing his imminent demise in a matter of weeks.
Bill Clinton was then pressed on why Hillary’s campaign hasn’t released more detailed medical information to the public, at a time when her health status was already being questioned due to her frequent coughing fits.
He responded, “The campaign said they were gonna release some more medical information. I don’t know what it is.” When asked by Rose why it wasn’t released immediately, he said he didn’t know.
Finally, Bill Clinton tries to completely deflect health concerns by attempting to reverse the attention to Trump and his tax returns.
“If a Martian came down from outer space and watched America unfold over the last six to eight weeks — it’d be hard to see all these earnest pleas for disclosure, which are entirely one-sided,” Clinton said.
He said that Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns was a more important issue, but suggested that the media wasn’t holding the Republican to the same standard.
“It’s nowhere near the same kinda story,” he said.
Rose also questioned Bill Clinton’s health, pointing out that the former president had lost weight.
I find it very hard to believe that Trump’s tax returns are a far more important issue than Hillary’s fainting, collapsing, coughing and hiding from the press as Bill Clinton suggests.
Donald Trump’s tax returns will not make him unfit for office or prevent him from handling the stressful operations of leading a country. However, having a serious health issue that causes you to pass out and disappear from the public eye, and trying to cover it up, will make you unfit for any election position.
I’d take any statement that Mr. Clinton says with a big grain of salt, considering this is the same man that under oath said, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
The sheer arrogance of the Clintons in expecting the nation to take them at their word, when both of them have been found lying during federal investigations in the past, should be shocking to even the most dedicated of the Democrats.