Comparing the 2016 election to its 2020 counterpart isn’t quite an “apples and oranges” comparison. It’s a little more like “apples and hand grenades” at this point, but there is at least one glaring similarity between the two contests: A focus on candidate health.
In 2016, the concerns laid with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose constant coughing fits and bizarre fainting spell in New York City back in 2016 painted a picture of a woman in dire straits. Furthermore, a number of leaked emails from Wikileaks seemed to indicate that Clinton’s staff was researching the possible use of drugs known to treat Parkinson’s Disease as well, adding to the mystery.
Now, in 2020, there are many who have found themselves wondering about the mental health of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose constant gaffes and miscues are alarming on a number of levels.
And while Biden’s mental health concerns have been a constant, rumors have begun to swirl this week about a cerebral issue with incumbent President Donald Trump, and the Commander in Chief is now openly denying any such problem.
President Trump on Tuesday denied that he made an emergency visit to the hospital last year after suffering “a series of mini-strokes” after a new book claimed that Vice President Pence was on standby in the event Trump was incapacitated.
The president’s denial raised eyebrows, as the book from New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt did not specifically state that Trump had suffered from a series of small strokes.
“It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate — FAKE NEWS,” Trump tweeted, before insinuating that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have dealt with health issues.
Anti-Trump Twitter users were quick to launch a conspiracy theory that tied the Schmidt reporting to a number of videotaped instances of President Trump’s body language, further pushing the radical left out onto an island of nonsense and uncorroborated rumors.
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