Is Hillary Clinton Too Sick To Be President?

Hillary Clinton‘s health again came into focus after she had a coughing fit yesterday during a speech in Iowa. See clip embedded below.

In July, her campaign released medical records pronouncing her sufficiently healthy to serve as president and that also indicated that the Democratic front-runner in election 2016 is taking medicine for an underactive thyroid as well as another prescription for blood clots following a concussion suffered in December 2012.

“Clinton had a similar moment during her lengthy Benghazi Select Committee testimony in October, briefly halting the proceeding when she began coughing almost uncontrollably and needed a cough drop,” the Washington Free Beacon recalled in response to the more recent coughing episode in Iowa.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the above-mentioned brain concussion was said to be the result of a stomach virus Hillary Clinton acquired while traveling abroad. She returned home dehydrated and fainted, hitting her head. For a while, it caused her to need special glasses, and raised health concerns. Bill Clinton revealed that it had taken six months of serious work for her to recover fully.

With same “low energy” linguistic kill shot (a term coined by Dilbert creator Scott Adams who is closely following the campaign) that undermined Jeb Bush’s chances, GOP front-runner Donald Trump questioned Hillary Clinton’s health last month during an Iowa rally.

“She’ll do a couple of minutes in Iowa, meaning a short period of time. And then she goes home. You don’t see her for five or six days. She goes home, goes to sleep. I’m telling you. She doesn’t have the strength. She doesn’t have the stamina.”

On NBC’s Meet The Press, Trump insisted that “Hillary’s not strong, Hillary’s weak, frankly. She’s got no stamina, she’s got nothing.”

In an interview with ABC News anchor (and former Bill Clinton political operative) George Stephanopoulos, on This Week, Clinton, 68, laughed off Trump’s lack-of-stamina charge. A few days ago at an Iowa campaign event, Clinton declared that “I’ll match my endurance against anybody. And last spring, my doctor put out a letter and you know, said what great health.”

In a November appearance on This Week, Trump asserted that “Hillary is a person who doesn’t have the strength or the stamina, in my opinion, to be president…She’s not a strong enough person to be president.”

Ironically perhaps, Clinton is trying to fend off a strong challenge from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a spry 74, and a self-described socialist who is running for president as a Democrat. According to current polling data, Sanders could defeat Clinton in both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary, which occur in early February.

In a January 2013 email among 35 pages of messages released by the U.S. State Department prompted by a Freedom of Information from Judicial Watch, long-time aide Huma Abedin (the wife of Anthony Weiner, a.k.a. Carlos Danger) indicated to another staffer that Hillary Clinton is “often confused,” The Hill reported. “The email was sent shortly after Clinton suffered received treatment for a blood clot in her head, which was discovered after she sustained a concussion weeks earlier.”

Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle seemed to acknowledge that Hillary Clinton’s energy level may be an issue, according to a Politico account published yesterday.

“You know, Bill Clinton, he gets so much energy from the people at his rallies. When he’s working a rope line, you can just see him light up. You know, she’s tired. She gets tired. She does it. She does it dutifully. Is it her most fun thing to do? No. Would she rather be looking at policy and going through legislation and working with a bunch of experts on how to, you know, improve the Affordable Care Act? Absolutely. This is not her favorite thing to do. It’s a mean, you know, to an end, I guess.”

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According to author and Clinton foe Ed Klein, Hillary Clinton “has been ‘frequently plagued’ by ‘blinding headaches’ and a series of strokes over the course of the campaign which have left her second-guessing her chances of winning in 2016,” the New York Post reported in September 2015. Klein’s book also claims that Hillary Clinton suffers from insomnia, exhaustion, and depression.

Hillary Clinton at CNN Town Hall, 1/25/16
[Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]

None of these allegations have been officially corroborated in any way, however.

Former Trump aide Roger Stone, who is also pedaling an anti-Clinton book, maintains that “A number of New York Democrats, very prominent, well-known, wealthy New York Democrats, told me last year that Hillary had very significant health issues and that they were surprised that she was running in view of her health problems and her lack of stamina,” Breitbart News reported earlier this month.

Do you think there is any substance to concerns about the status of Hillary Clinton’s health and stamina necessary to serve as president of the United States or are they just rumors started by political opponents?

[Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP]