Newt Gingrich is already laying the groundwork to make sure the American public believes that Hillary Clinton will always be sick no matter what her doctors say.
During an appearance on Fox News with Sean Hannity to talk about Hillary’s pneumonia diagnosis and a couple of recent falls, the former House Speaker claimed that the former Secretary of State is unfit to be president and said that any reports that Hillary’s doctors release on her health status don’t count and shouldn’t be believed.
“If you want us to think you can be commander in chief but you can’t remember your security briefing, and you can’t go to the 9/11 event without collapsing, what is it you have to do to convince us that you are capable of being commander in chief? I don’t think us getting a doctor’s report is going to count because the doctors have not been forthcoming and haven’t been open to the press asking questions.”
Here’s the video via YouTube. Gingrich’s remarks begin at the 3:00 mark.
Except that Hillary has been far more transparent than Donald Trump has been about anything, especially his medical records and his taxes. While Hillary has released official medical reports and her taxes, Trump has repeatedly refused to do the same.
Frankly, Hillary having pneumonia or falling down is not a big deal. Franklin Roosevelt had polio and he was elected four times. Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s and he served two terms. Dwight Eisenhower had a heart attack during his first term and was still re-elected by a landslide.
Conservatives have been obsessed with Hillary’s health for months now, with Hannity himself fanning the flame by claiming that Hillary Clinton had a seizure when she was actually just joking around with reporters who were trying to pull her in different directions. Hannity’s claim was thoroughly blasted by Kurt Eichenwald, who knows all about seizures because he has had them.
Also, pneumonia is curable and patients recover with proper care and rest, which Hillary is receiving. She will soon be cleared to get back on the campaign trail. And just think, she was kicking Trump’s ass while sick, just imagine the ass-kicking he will get when she is fully healthy.
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