Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits, seizures, memory lapses and inability to stand for long periods of time are hurting her on the campaign trail.
As a result, Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza really wants people to drop the issue.
From his most recent column:
Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?
Led by Drudge, there have been questions circulating in the conservative media — and among Trump surrogates like Rudy Giuliani — that “something” is wrong with Clinton for months. Much of that speculation ties back to an episode in late 2012 in which Clinton caught a stomach virus, fell, suffered a concussion and was then hospitalized due to a blood clot. A certain sector of conservatives were convinced that more was going on with her health than ever became public and that this was yet another example of the Clintons hiding things from the public.
“Diagnoses” have run everywhere from a severe thyroid problem to traumatic brain injury to dysphasia. (That last one comes courtesy of Trump national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, who, in case you were wondering, is not a doctor.)
And, of course, Trump sounded off on the whole thing Tuesday via Twitter.
Mainstream media never covered Hillary’s massive “hacking”
or coughing attack, yet it is #1 trending. What’s up?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2016
Here’s the thing: This is a totally ridiculous issue — for lots of reasons — and one that if Trump or his Republican surrogates continue to focus on is a surefire loser in the fall.
See? Republicans should stop talking about this because, according to Cillizza, it’s a losing issue for them, not Hillary Clinton. He must really want Republicans to win, huh? LOL!
Here’s what Chris Cillizza had to say about McCain’s health in 2008:
McCain’s Health: What It Means
The early returns from the release of Sen. John McCain’s (Ariz.) medical history are promising for the presumptive Republican nominee.
The records, which were reviewed by the Associated Press before the 11 a.m. scheduled release of a summary report on the findings, show that McCain is cancer-free and in good health despite the obvious medical problems posed by injuries inflicted during his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and, more recently, his battle with melanoma.
“I think physiologically he is considerably younger than his chronologic age based on his cardiovascular fitness,” McCain’s personal physician, Dr. John Eckstein, told the Associated Press in a quote that couldn’t have been better for the Arizona senator if he had written it himself.
The way in which the release of the much-anticipated information was handled by the McCain campaign is a study in political savvy and suggests that his operation is ready for the bright spotlight of the general election.
First, let’s set the scene.
McCain’s health has long been a topic of discussion in the campaign due to his advanced age — he will be 72 by the time of the November election — and his past medical problems.
What a difference party affiliation makes.