A picture of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton being assisted by staffers as she walks up a flight of stairs is making the social media rounds.
Although Clinton’s supporters have tried to downplay the incident by saying she “slipped” on the stairs back in February, it is curious that she has had so much trouble over the years just standing on her own two feet.
In addition to deep vein thrombosis or DVT (blood clots) in 1998, 2009, and 2012, she has taken to slipping, falling and having other serious health problems.
The questions started in 2005, when then Senator Hillary fainted during a speech in Buffalo, NY, where she received medical attention on site.
In 2009, she fell on her way to a White House meeting and fractured her elbow, requiring surgery and a lengthy recuperation period. It was also reported in 2009 that she was being treated for blood clots.
In 2012, she fainted, fell, and hit her head, suffering a traumatic brain injury and subdural hematoma. Husband Bill Clinton defined the situation as:
“a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over.”
A website devoted to research around traumatic brain injury (TBI) states that the impact of a moderate to severe brain injury can include problems with memory, confusion, and “executive functions,” among other problems.
Clinton’s favorite answer when questioned is many times “I don’t recall.”
She has had false recollections about sniper fire in Bosnia and being named after Sir Edmund Hillary, and she recently mistakenly announced at a campaign stop:
“We are going to raise taxes on the middle class.”
Very concerning are possible problems with “executive functions,” since they are a large part of the job of the President of the United States.
Other problems resulting from TBI include light sensitivity and double vision. Following her traumatic brain injury and subdural hematoma in 2012, Clinton was seen wearing glasses with Fresnel prisms, used to correct double vision.
People have also questioned Clinton’s many severe and uncontrollable coughing fits, the recorded incidents of “brain freeze” where she appears to have difficulty completing sentences, the multitude of times she has “misspoken,” and a recent odd instance of head bobbing during an interview that appeared to be a seizure.
There are photos from campaign stops of those around her holding a Diazepam pen, used for emergency short-term control of seizures.
A couple of separate incidents wouldn’t seem concerning, but taken altogether — so many instances of falls, clots, traumatic brain injuries, slips, coughing, head bobbing, misspeaks, and broken bones — it surely has people wondering.
Is Hillary Clinton really fit for the highest office in the land?