The Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday night called out Donald Trump for pushing fringe conservative theories that Clinton is in poor health.
“Facing withering criticism from national media outlets, state editorial boards and even some Republican allies over his refusal to release his tax returns, Donald Trump is once again peddling deranged conspiracy theories in a desperate attempt to change the subject – this time with absurd and debunked claims about Hillary Clinton’s health,” the campaign said in a statement.
The campaign criticized Trump for “desperately trying to give life to already busted myths about the health of a woman whose stamina and focus was publicly lauded following an 11 hours long hearing about the tragedy in Benghazi.”
During a Monday speech, Trump took a jab at Clinton’s health, saying she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face.” His comment came after Fox News host Sean Hannity spent all of last week questioning Clinton’s health, claiming that she’s fallen several times and twitches in front of reporters.
Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri pushed back against these theories.
“While it is dismaying to see the Republican nominee for president push deranged conspiracy theories in a foreign policy speech, it’s no longer surprising,” she said. “Donald Trump is simply parroting lies based on fabricated documents promoted by Roger Stone and his right wing allies. Hillary Clinton has released a detailed medical record showing her to be in excellent health plus her personal tax returns since 1977, while Trump has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years. It’s time for him to stop using shameful distractions to hide his own record.”
The campaign linked to Clinton’s health records in the statement and provided a statement from Clinton’s doctor noting that the Democratic nominee is in good health.