‘Please Stop Lying!’ Columnist Clashes With Trump Supporter on Theories of Hillary Clinton’s Health
Back in December, Donald Trump effectively raised eyebrows when he released his medical records from Dr. Harold Bornstein at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. The reason for suspicion was the strangely suspect language that Bornstein used in his letter evaluation of the candidate’s health: “astonishingly excellent.” Bornstein furthered, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Bernie Sanders also faced questions about his health on the campaign trail, and more recently conservative sites such as Drudge Report have attempted to stir up controversy surrounding the health and wellness of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. It was the subject of a heated debate Tuesday morning on CNN Newsroom when Newsweek columnist Kurt Eichenwald collided with a supporter of Donald Trump over how the mogul and his backers attack Hillary Clinton by questioning her health.
CNN’s Carol Costello had Amy Kremer on the show, where she asked if its appropriate for Trump to feed theories about Clinton’s physical and mental stamina. After Kremer brought up past reports about Clinton’s health issues, Costello challenged her by bringing up how Clinton’s personal physician has said the former Secretary of State is currently in good shape.
Eichenwald jumped in afterwards, tearing into Kremer and Fox’s Sean Hannity (again) for advancing “the Trump garbage approach,” favored by conspiracy theorists. He also pointed out how Trump’s medical statement has plenty of oddities for consideration.
“Are you a physician? Because I don’t think you’re qualified,” Kremer responded.
Eichenwald shot back, “Please stop lying. I have not said a word about Donald Trump’s health.”
Eichenwald listed his skepticisms on the note from Trump’s personal physician, after which, Kremer shot back at him and said she’s not a conspiracy theorist. From there, Costello tried to reign things back in by asking if it was correct for Trump’s supporters to advance these types of rumors about Clinton’s health.
You can watch how Kremer responded in the video above, via CNN.
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