Tag: Age

There’s a Subtle Sexism in Asking Excessive “Questions” About Hillary Clinton’s Health

Emily Crockett, Vox – September 13, 2016

Raising questions is a basic, essential part of journalism. But when it comes to Clinton, sometimes those questions seem more like concern-trolling — using questions as a tool of shame rather than to seek genuine enlightenment. It can even play into toxic conspiracy narratives. And that, in turn, raises questions about the gender dynamics at play.

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Focus Turns to Hillary Clinton’s Health After Disclosure of Pneumonia Diagnosis

Maggie Haberman, New York Times – September 12, 2016

The topic of Hillary Clinton’s health, about which her opponent, Donald J. Trump, and his supporters have raised questions for months, was thrust into the center of the campaign on Sunday, after the Democratic nominee abruptly left a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony feeling ill. Her aides, who said when she left that she was “overheated,” later provided a doctor’s note saying that she received a diagnosis of pneumonia days earlier and had become dehydrated.

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Louie Gohmert Says Hillary Clinton Is ‘Mentally Impaired’ And Has ‘Special Needs’

Sam Levine, Huffington Post – September 9, 2016

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Hillary Clinton is “mentally impaired” during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. Gohmert said that he didn’t want to make fun of Clinton, then went on to do just that. “You don’t make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs, and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear that she is mentally impaired and this is not somebody you should be making fun of,” Gohmert said to laughter in the audience.

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Tim Kaine Questions Trump Doctor’s Note: “He Won’t Even Release Credible Information”

Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – August 30, 2016

Kaine also addressed accusations, fueled at various points this year by Trump campaign surrogates and some right-wing websites, that Clinton, 68, is suffering from a lack of stamina or an unknown disease. These claims, Kaine said Tuesday, are simply “conspiracy theories from the fringes of the internet.” “Can I give you an up close and personal on this? I have been on the trail with Hillary for five weeks and I can barely keep up with her,” he said to scattered laughs across the pier, calling Clinton “one tough and healthy person.” “She has been running on full speed for 17 months.”

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Sick and Tired of Hearing that Hillary Clinton is Sick and Tired

Ann Friedman, Los Angeles Times – August 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton is sick and tired, declared Donald Trump at a rally this month. “She’s actually not strong enough to be president,” he added. You’d be forgiven for taking his comment metaphorically, but he and his supporters mean it quite literally. Even though Trump is two years older than Clinton, and her doctors have declared that she’s perfectly healthy, the latest anti-Clinton campaign is focused on her physical unfitness for office.

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Clinton Campaign Goes Nuclear on Health Rumors

Nick Gass, Politico – August 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pushing back even harder Thursday on multiple “deranged conspiracy theories” about her health, as one top aide put it earlier in the week, as Donald Trump continues to stoke doubts about the Democratic nominee’s “mental and physical stamina.”

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Trump Adds Fuel To Conspiracy Theories Questioning Clinton’s Health

Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR – August 18, 2016

Donald Trump often questions whether Hillary Clinton is honest or trustworthy enough to be president. This week, he took up another line of attack: that Clinton is in failing health. Claims about Clinton’s health have circulated for years but have gained new traction recently, in part thanks to a comment by Trump and questions raised by Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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Kaine Questions Trump Attacking Clinton ‘Stamina’

Nick Gass, Politico – August 17, 2016

When it comes to Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that Hillary Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to be commander in chief, the Democratic nominee’s running mate Tim Kaine cannot figure out what that means. “I have no idea what he’s talking about,” the Virginia senator said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday.

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