Someone in this election might be suffering from brain damage, but it sure isn’t Hillary Clinton.
The infamous Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson is at it again, attempting to pass off baseless claims as facts in a desperate maneuver to bolster the GOP nominee’s dying campaign.
During an interview with MSNBC on Thursday, Pierson went as far as to diagnose Clinton with a neurological condition — without any medical knowledge or evidence indicating such.
"What's new are the other reports of the observations of Hillary Clinton's behavior and mannerisms, specifically with what you just showed in those previous clips, as well as her dysphasia, the fact that she's fallen, she has had a concussion,” Pierson opined.
Dysphasia is the impairment of speech due to a brain injury or disease.
MSNBC’s Kristen Welker responded to Pierson’s ludicrous speculation with a note from the Democratic rival’s doctor, stating the candidate is “in excellent health.” The mere notion press has to cover and correct such outlandish assertions speaks to the absurd lengths Trump’s presidential run has taken.
While Pierson laughably stumbled over her words in the face of facts, she still remained steadfast in spouting Clinton’s unfounded health troubles.
Reports surrounding Clinton’s “poor health” stem from a rumor Karl Rove started suggesting the candidate suffered from brain damage after a fall in 2012, in which she suffered a concussion and was diagnosed with a blood clot. This idea was rehashed on “Fox and Friends” on Thursday.
Pierson and Trump both have a gnawing affinity for whacko conspiracy theories including blaming Barack Obama for Capt. Khan’s death and naming Clinton “the founder of ISIS.” Spreading gossip seems to be a prime criterion for getting on the Trump Train (hiring a Breitbart executive is a prime example of this).
The Trump campaign has recently latched onto conspiracy theories surrounding Clinton’s health in a malicious effort to drum up negative attention away from Trump’s foreseen political downfall. Yet the actions have only stirred up speculation about Trump’s presidential intentions. Are his actions really indicative of someone who wants the White House or actually self-sabotage?
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