Trump calls on Clinton to release detailed medical records
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to release “detailed medical records,” adding he would have “no problem” issuing his own medical report.
“I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Recently, a series of unsubstantiated reports have questioned Clinton’s well-being, claiming that she never fully recovered from a blood clot that she suffered in her brain in late 2012.
The rumors gained more momentum after Trump questioned the former first lady’s well-being.
Clinton, 68, addressed the issue during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel” on Monday night, saying the allegations were part of a “wacky strategy” by the GOP to gain more votes.
“Back in October, the National Enquirer said I’d be dead in six months. So with every breath I take, I feel like it’s a new lease on life,” the former secretary of state joked.
She also took a jab at Trump by calling the 70-year-old “as healthy as a horse.”
The Republican presidential nominee has said that Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to run the country, but Trump’s own only public medical record — a letter written by his physician that was released in December — has recently been under scrutiny.
“I don’t think he’s in any better or worse (shape) than the average person that goes and exercises every single day,” Trump’s doctor, Harold Bornstein, recently told NBC News when asked about the candidate’s health.
“Doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink — and that’s simply the best advantage you can have to live — and he’s got a good family history,” he added.
The same doctor wrote in December that Trump’s medical examination “showed only positive results.”
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” Bornstein wrote in the letter dated December 4.
Doesn’t a positive result mean a negative outcome in medical examinations? Trump’s opponents asked.
But this could not stop Trump and his surrogate former New York City mayor from encouraging doubters to “go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness.’”