Trump will also release his medical records this week
Professor Jacobson had a great post this morning discussing Hillary’s health issues.
As rumors swirl around the true state of Hillary’s health, her campaign is promising to release some medical records and has acknowledged the mistake to delay releasing the pneumonia diagnosis.
From the Wall Street Journal:
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will release additional medical records this week, a spokesman said Monday, after a health-related stumble exiting a 9/11 ceremony put her well-being into the spotlight and reanimated critics’ complaints about secretiveness.
Press secretary Brian Fallon also said the campaign made mistakes handling the situation on Sunday, specifically by not responding to questions for 90 minutes about Mrs. Clinton’s exit from the memorial event in Manhattan.
Even then, a spokesman attributed her departure to feeling overheated, when she also had pneumonia—a fact the campaign didn’t disclose until late in the afternoon. Mr. Fallon said the campaign wanted the information about Mrs. Clinton’s diagnosis to come from her doctor, which he said wasn’t possible until she examined the candidate again later in the day.
Last year, Mrs. Clinton released a summary of her health, including the results of some medical testing. Until now, her campaign said that was sufficient, and pointed out her release was more detailed that opponent Donald Trump’s. But after Sunday’s events, she decided to release more information, Mr. Fallon said.
Despite being diagnosed with pneumonia (which can be contagious), Hillary stopped for a photo op with a little girl after emerging from her daughter’s New York apartment following Sunday’s health episode.
Clinton also cancelled plans to fly to California Monday.
People reports Hillary spread her sickness to several staffers:
The illness that sickened Hillary Clinton with pneumonia and caused her to have to be escorted away from September 11 ceremonies in New York on Sunday also struck down several members of her campaign team at Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn, PEOPLE has learned.
“Everyone’s been sick,” a campaign source tells PEOPLE.
At the end of August, two weeks before Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, a debilitating bug was making the rounds among staff at her headquarters and campaign aides who travel with Clinton, a source tells PEOPLE.
At least half a dozen senior staff were felled, including campaign manager Robby Mook. Two top advisers even needed emergency medical treatment, the source says. One top adviser diagnosed at a Brooklyn urgent-care center with a respiratory infection was being treated with antibiotics in the days before Clinton’s diagnosis. Another top adviser was taken by ambulance to the ER by ambulance after collapsing from what turned out to be severe dehydration, the source said.
Added pressure from Trump’s health record release announcement may have played into the Hillary campaign’s latest decision:
Donald Trump told Fox News on Monday he plans to release “very, very specific” details from a recent physical, as he declared candidate health “an issue” in this campaign following a medical episode that forced Hillary Clinton to abruptly leave a 9/11 anniversary ceremony on Sunday.
“Something’s going on, but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail,” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
Clinton earlier canceled plans to visit California on Monday and Tuesday, and will instead rest at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. After the Democratic presidential nominee was seen stumbling on her way to her van as she left Sunday’s event, her doctor revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. Her doctor also said the candidate had become “overheated and dehydrated” at Sunday’s ceremony, but is “recovering nicely.”
The incident fueled questions about Clinton’s health. Trump on Monday brushed aside any speculation that Clinton might be replaced as the Democratic nominee, but said of the candidate’s health: “I think it’s an issue.”
Trump said he had a physical last week and plans to release the “numbers” when he gets them.
“I think they’re going to be good. I feel great,” he said.
Look for Trump to release his medical records on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday.
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