Hillary Clinton Takes A Swipe At Karl Rove Over ‘Brain’ Remark

Hillary Clinton took a good-natured shot at Karl Rove, who last month reportedly suggested she may have suffered a “traumatic brain injury,” while discussing her health in an interview that aired Friday.

“I know he was called ‘Bush’s Brain’ in one of the books written about him, and I wish him well,” Clinton said when ABC News’ Diane Sawyer asked what she’d like to say to the Republican strategist.

Rove later insisted he never said Clinton had brain damage but added that if the former secretary of state ran for president, he wanted people to consider her age and health issues caused by a fall and concussion she suffered in late 2012.

“It was, I think, a serious concussion,” Clinton told Sawyer. “Because of the force of the fall, I had double vision for a short period of time and I had some dizziness.”

But Clinton said she didn’t suffer any “lingering effects.” If she does decide to run for president in 2016, said she that she would release her medical records.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she told Sawyer.

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