Yesterday, after repeatedly interrupting her speech with coughs at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio (see “The cough is back: Hillary Clinton in Ohio“), Hillary had another coughing fit when she was speaking to the press on board her plane.
She jokingly, or not, blamed her coughing on an allergic reaction to Trump. He’s not (yet) President, but Trump already has replaced Bush as the Left’s all-purpose scapegoat.
Dr. Drew was silenced when CNN cancelled his TV show on HLN (CNN is the parent company of HLN). See “Media Bias in 2016 Election: CNN demanded Dr. Drew withdraw his comments about Hillary Clinton’s health before canceling his show“.
But other physicians are speaking out. They include:
(1) Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and author of Emerging Diseases: Protecting Your Family from Pandemics, Viral Threats, and Rogue Vaccines:
Dr. Orient told WND that images of Hillary being helped up stairs and propped up, and videos showing her odd, seizure-like head movements require an explanation to voters. Saying that “I’m not making a diagnosis,” Dr. Orient nevertheless observed that “I can look at the video. You can look” and that for a medical professional to simply ignore the evidence would be “completely reckless.” She also said she has received “vituperation and anger” for raising questions that are “not ridiculous”.
Below are the images to which Dr. Orient alluded:
(2) Dr. Lee Hieb, author of Surviving the Medical Meltdown: Your Guide to Living Through the Disaster of Obamacare:
Dr. Hieb said the images and videos are evidence that should be reviewed and explained to voters, but Clinton is “not being forthcoming.” Citing Hillary’s brain concussion in December 2012, Dr. Hieb said such injuries can cause long-term side effects, seizures, personality changes and cognitive deficits. She told WND: “They made a huge deal about [Sen. John] McCain because of his melanoma. Melanoma doesn’t give you dementia! If she doesn’t want the American people informed … we know where she stands.”
(3) Dr. Marc Siegel, Fox News’ medical “A-Team,” said:
“In 2008 … I looked over a thousand pages of John McCain’s records because of a melanoma he had 10 years ago. What about Hillary? In 2009, a severe fall. She breaks her elbow. In 2011, she boards a plane, falls. In 2012, she has a severe concussion which Bill Clinton says took her six months to recover from. Then she ends up with a blood clot in the brain and a lifetime of blood thinners. Just that point alone – if she’s prone to falling, you can see from that picture up there that it looked like she can barely get upstairs without two people carrying her. Guess what if she falls and hits her head? She’ll get a blood clot.”
(4) Dr. David Samadi, Fox News’ medical “A-Team,” said:
“The picture going up the stairs speaks a million words. Is she fatigued? Is she dehydrated? One of the main reasons she fell in 2012 and had the concussion was severe dehydration. They’re holding her and going up the stairs. So she may be really dehydrated, she may have arthritis, she may have back pain, she may have fallen again. We don’t know.”
(5) Dr. Gerard Gianoli, in private practice in Covington, Louisiana, and a faculty member at Tulane University School of Medicine, recognized with an Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology:
Dr. Gianoli points out that if the concerns were about Donald Trump’s health, establishment media would spotlight the issue:
“Imagine, if you would, that tomorrow Donald Trump suffers a concussion. Suppose he trips on a flight of stairs, falling down and hitting his head.
The head injury is so severe that he is unconscious for a time and has to be hospitalized for a week. After getting out of the hospital, the Trump campaign tells us that he has fully recovered and that there are no lingering effects of the head trauma. During the following weeks, he is seen in public to wear glasses with a Fresnel lens on one side. He also seems to have trouble maintaining his balance, loses his thoughts in the middle of speeches, and has episodes of spasmodic movements suggestive of seizures.
In this imaginary scenario, would it surprise anyone if the media became skeptical and pressed for release of Mr. Trump’s medical records? Would it surprise anyone if the Clinton campaign made an issue of Mr. Trump’s health status during speeches and in TV ads? Would the media cry ‘foul’ over the Clinton campaign doing so? I think the answers to these questions are self-evident. The media and the Clinton campaign would be all over this like white on rice, and no one would question the appropriateness of their actions.
To my knowledge, Mr. Trump has had no such issues with his health. However, Mrs. Clinton has had multiple problems – some she has revealed and some that she has not revealed.”
In the case of Hillary Clinton, Dr. Gianoli asks:
“What do we know about Mrs. Clinton’s health? We know that she has suffered two deep vein thromboses and an episode of cerebral venous thrombosis. Blood spontaneously clotting within one’s veins on three separate occasions is not a good thing. In fact, it is life-threatening. This tells us that she has a hypercoagulable state requiring the use of Coumadin (a ‘blood thinner’) for the rest of her life to try to prevent this from happening again. While Coumadin may prevent future blood clots, it can also lead to life-threatening hemorrhage if she has any future trauma.
We also know that she suffered a concussion and, according to her husband, she took 6 months to recover. How do we know she recovered? If she was a high school athlete, she would have had mandatory neuropsychological testing before being allowed to participate in sports again. Given that being the leader of the free world is more important than playing goalie for the local high school, why is the mainstream media not demanding to see Mrs. Clinton’s post-concussion testing?”
Dr. Gianoli noted that Hillary’s own supporters have talked about her “right transverse venous sinus thrombosis … a blood clot that formed in one of the two major veins that drain blood from the brain,” the symptoms of which are “headaches, visual problems and dizziness/balance problems,” all of which Hillary has. Dr. Gianoli points out that less commonly known symptoms are “brain fog,” problems with concentration and short-term memory problems. “Sounds familiar?,” he questioned.
(6) Dr. Theodore Noel, a 36-year anestheologist in Orlando, FL:
In the video below, citing the Secret Service as a source and “connecting the dots” of her symptoms and behaviors, Dr. Noel believes Hillary has advanced Parkison’s disease that accounts for her seizures, falls, brain freeze, and coughing fits. (H/t “Barry Soetoro”)
Bob Unruh of WND comments:
Rather than address the concerns, many Clinton supporters have responded with torrents of abuse and ridicule.
A satirical video featured by late-night TV host Conan O’Brien showed Hillary Clinton weightlifting, ripping a fire hydrant out of a sidewalk and knocking a bear into the sky.
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni mockingly wrote it’s been revealed Clinton has an 11th toe…, he chortled. ‘She’s covering something up, and it’s that freakish, disqualifying digit.’
And CBS ‘Late Night’ host Stephen Colbert said he discovered he has ‘started menopause,’ using the same method of medical research he claims Clinton critics have used to raise questions about her health: searching the Internet….
The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart found a video of Hillary picking up a note from the floor and trumpeted it as evidence of her health in “This video should put the crazy Hillary Clinton health rumors to rest”.
CNN — the same CNN that asked Dr. Drew to withdraw his comments on Hillary’s health, intimidated him with “scary” email and phone calls, before cancelling his TV show — actually declared that if you raise questions about Hillary’s health, you’re a “conspiracy theorist” and a “healther.”
Worse than ridicule, the liberal media even turned on one of their own, Huffington Post contributor David Seaman, when he posted a video of Hillary’s on-camera brain seizure. HuffPo deleted Seaman’s post and summarily banned him by revoking his posting privileges. Seaman now fears for his life. (See “Media’s Orwellian censorship on Hillary Clinton’s health: HuffPo deletes article; bans author”)