Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Tuesday pushed back against rumors circulating on right-wing media sites that her health is failing, issuing a statement slamming Donald Trump for pushing “deranged conspiracy 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,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communication director, in the statement.
Clinton’s campaign also released a statement from her doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, who reiterated the Democratic nominee was in good health and said documents circulating under her name that said otherwise were fake.
“As Secretary Clinton’s long time physician, I released a medical statement during the campaign indicating that she is in excellent health,” Dr. Bardack said.
The campaign also recirculated a 2015 letter from Dr. Bardack, which also said Clinton was in good health, while noting her 2012 concussion.
Trump said in a speech Monday that Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity has also fanned the rumors, holding a panel on his show discussing Clinton’s potential health problems.