September 2, 2016
I don’t possess any more insight than you do regarding the medical condition of Hillary Clinton. However, what I do know is that given her age and health history asking questions is definitely not conspiracy theory. While hordes of pundits with no medical training claim otherwise, an increasing number of high profile doctors seem to agree with my obvious conclusion. As I highlighted in last week’s post, Questioning Hillary’s Health is Not Conspiracy Theory:
Lately many in the media have become outraged that Clinton’s health is being broached at all. And what are the primary two words associated when Donald Trump, a Trump surrogate or conservative media bring up Clinton’s medical condition?
But are they all just engaging in wacky speculation in an effort to take down Clinton, where she has a relatively comfortable 5.5-point lead in the RealClearPolitics average of polls?
At first, Clinton health speculation was something you could read about on Drudge or Brietbart or hear about on “Hannity” on Fox News. But recently, other medical voices have come forward to bring the narrative to a non-partisan, legitimate level.
A prime example comes in the form from Beth Israel Medical Center’s Dr. Bob Lahita, who is not a fringe medical expert or one who engages in political advocacy. Dr. Lahita’s resume is impressive: Currently chairman of the department of medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. His opinion is so respected, he’s been tapped as a medical expert by “CBS This Morning,” MSNBC, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Fox Business Network and “Health on 12” in New Jersey.
“This is a very unusual story with Hillary,” said Lahita, pointing to the two blood clots she’s been diagnosed with in the past. “The very fact that she’s having these clots and she’s had two bouts of thrombosis is disconcerting to say the least.”
When asked if questions about Clinton’s health are legitimate and not part of a political conspiracy, Lahita said without hesitation, “I don’t think it’s a conspiracy.”
Further proving the point that Hillary health questions are not conspiracy theory, Obama’s former physician, Dr. David Scheiner, just suggested Hillary Clinton get a neurological examination. From The Hill:
President Obama’s former physician said that he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should have a neurological examination due to her history of brain injury.
During an interview on CNN, Dr. David Scheiner argued that Clinton’s note from her doctor isn’t enough. The letter details that Clinton had follow-up testing in 2013 that showed a full recovery from a concussion and that she tested negative for clotting disorders.
“I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016,” Scheiner said Tuesday night. “We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin to lose some of their cognitive ability. I think both of them should release their records.”