Everyone is wishing for a speedy recovery for Bernie Sanders after his recent health scare.
Unfortunately for him and his supporters, this is going to raise questions about his viability as a presidential candidate.
Some may think this is unfair, but that’s just reality.
It has now been confirmed that Bernie had a heart attack.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders Health Scare Involved a Heart Attack, His Doctors Say
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack earlier this week, his physicians said on Friday, describing his health scare in more specific terms than previously disclosed.
Sanders, 78, abruptly canceled all campaign events on Tuesday after suffering chest pains. He underwent surgery to treat a blocked artery, having two stents inserted to prop open the artery.
Within hours, his campaign said Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, was conversing and in good spirits, and on Thursday his wife said he would participate in the fourth Democratic debate on Oct. 15.
But on Friday after Sanders left the hospital, his treating physicians cast the events in a more serious light.
“After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction,” Arturo Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj said in a statement, using a medical term for a heart attack.
The two doctors said “all other arteries” were normal for Sanders, and that he was discharged with instructions to follow up with his personal physician.
People are talking about this on Twitter:
Bernie Sanders had what looks like a heart attack and had an emergency procedure done.
Hope his wife talks some sense in to him.
He's too old to be considered for the Democratic nomination.
— Amene (@Ange_Amene) October 2, 2019
If Joe Biden had a heart attack, would you blame voters and/or the media for making it an issue? I want Bernie to fully recover but I also think it's ridiculous to chastise anyone who views this as concerning
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 4, 2019
You can’t be president after having a heart attack. Sounds mean but I don’t have time for children. Even tho Bernie was unlikely to receive the nomination, as of today his candidacy is over.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 2, 2019
Right now people are debating whether Bernie was treated for Angina or a Heart Attack
It could be either but seems more likely Angina
But Politically it doesn't matter
This is a nuclear bomb dropping on the Sanders campaign and will be weaponized by his rivals, both R and D
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 2, 2019
Bernie is expected to participate in the October 15th debate.
You better believe he will be closely watched.