Dr. Drew Pinsky, the ubiquitous TV physician and board-certified internist, has expressed deep concerns about Hillary Clinton’s overall health and the treatment protocol she is receiving.
In a KABC radio interview on the MacIntyre in the Morning show, Dr. Drew admitted that he and another medical colleague were “gravely concerned” about Clinton’s health and the inadequate healthcare that is rendered to her. For some reason, the full interview has been pulled down from the KABC website, but a clip has emerged on social media.
After reviewing available medical records, Pinsky questioned the out-of-date prescriptions that Hillary Clinton is receiving for hypothyroidism and two blood clots, describing the situation as “bizarre” and “dangerous” and equivalent to obsolete care from the 1950s. He also noted that a transverse sinus thrombosis is “an exceedingly rare clot” that “essentially guarantees that somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system.”
Recalling that Hillary Clinton wore prism glasses after suffering a concussion in 2012, Dr. Drew also raised the issue of alleged brain damage as well as possible cardiovascular conditions.
‘That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder. It’s not so much that her health is a grave concern. It’s that the care she’s getting could make it a concern.”
Some Twitter users have accused Dr. Drew of unethical behavior by weighing in on a diagnosis publicly and without actually examining the patient. Listen to the clip below and draw your own conclusions.
Conspiracy theorists and some other online commentators have openly speculated about the state of Hillary Clinton’s health, including photos from last February where she needed help to navigate stairs, and more recent odd behavior that Clinton foes claimed were seizures. Others have noted that the mainstream media displayed little reluctance to question the health of Senator John McCain, Barack Obama’s 2008 rival, who was in his early 70s at the time.
Parenthetically, fueling the rumors about her health, Hillary Clinton has suffered several coughing fits on the campaign trail and reportedly cleared her throat 22 times during her presidential nomination acceptance speech in Philadelphia late last month.
Earlier this week, the hashtag #HillarysStools started trending because the former Secretary of State seems to sit down a lot on stage during campaign rallies. While Clinton, who turns 69 in October, is virtually the same age as rival Donald Trump, the GOP nominee maintains a full schedule of rallies and media interviews, while Clinton has a relatively light schedule.
According to Gateway Pundit, “Trump has now doubled the number of events that Clinton has–Month to date Trump has held 22 events to Clinton’s 11…In total Clinton has taken 7 days off in August out of the first 17 days and but is not scheduled for another campaign event until Sunday. This means Hillary is working on her campaign about 50% of the time … Donald Trump has taken only two days off in August, Sunday August 7th and Sunday the 14th, and he has 7 days where he has participated in more than one campaign event.”
Trump himself has accused Clinton of lacking the mental and physical stamina to serve as president.
There was increased internet chatter recently when Hillary Clinton appeared to freeze at a campaign event after PETA hecklers interrupted her, and a handler who may or may not be a Secret Service agent told her to keep talking. That same handler, who has since disappeared from the campaign trail, was spotted supposedly carrying an anti-seizure injectable known as a Diazepam pen, according to conspiracy theorists. On Tuesday, Team Clinton responded that the device was just a normal pen.
Secret Service agent was carrying an auto-injector with Diazepam pic.twitter.com/6d3B5mmaOe
— Azusa (@PositiveInt) August 8, 2016
“Although the Clinton Campaign has said that the controversy over Hillary’s health has been debunked and while the media feverishly attempts to paint any questioning of the medical condition of the Democratic party’s nominee as a ‘conspiracy theory,’ it certainly says something when America’s most trusted physician, who regularly appears on mainline television, comes out and says he is deeply concerned about Hillary,” ZeroHedge asserted about Dr. Drew’s comments on KABC radio.
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Update: The full, eight-minute Dr. Drew interview can be heard here.