During the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York, Donald Trump corrected his word choice when he proclaimed Hillary Clinton lacked “stamina”.
Trump said during the debate,
“She doesn’t have the stamina… I don’t believe she does have the stamina.”
“’Stamina’ is a code word for not being physically up to the job,” according to Arthur Caplan, a professor New York University.
Hillary Clinton desperately tried assuaging public perception about her health when she refused to cough and trip over herself at the debate. She succeeded.
But despite succeeding in not tripping and coughing, apparently most people agree with the Republican nominee.
According to a recent Associated Press-GfK poll, the majority of people believe Donald Trump is more physically fit to carry out the duties of President of the United States.
An insanely bleak 36 percent have confidence in Hillary Clinton’s health.
The Associated Press-GfK poll reports:
“The AP-GfK Poll of 1,694 adults, including 1,476 registered voters, was conducted online Sept. 15-19, using a sample drawn from GfK’s probability-based KnowledgePanel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population.
The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, and for registered voters is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.”
Rumors about Hillary’s health ran rampant on the Internet for months until it began to make national news headlines.
Concerns heightened after she suffered an episode while attending a 9/11 memorial service in New York.
Clinton and her campaign staff later claimed – much, much later – that she just had a “simple” case of pneumonia. Nevertheless, a video showing Clinton having to be lifted into a van—in order to depart from the event—left a bitter taste in the mouths of undecided voters and Clinton supporters.
Clinton took a few days off from the campaign trail to regain her strength, and has not had any significant coughing spells since.
However, the lack of transparency in which Clinton and her campaign staff dealt with the issue (the pneumonia diagnosis was never mentioned until after the 9/11 incident) raised additional doubts about her health as well as her honesty.
During her short hiatus and “insignificant” health crisis, Donald Trump surged in the polls to tie with Clinton, and just in time for their first debate.
While that’s not to imply that Trump hasn’t gained more supporters in the process, it is clear Clinton lost a lot of her support because they don’t trust her ability to lead the country in her condition.
Last summer, Clinton’s camp released a two-page (probably fraudulent) letter detailing her family history and past exams.
Ailments detailed in the letter ranged anywhere from blood clots to concussions. She’s also on blood thinner medication, thyroid medicine, and allergy relievers.
But once Clinton’s health became a national concern, pictures and videos were dug up proving she is withholding her true medical reports from the public. She and her staff know that if they reveal the truth, there would be no chance of her taking the highest office in the land.
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