Reed, Gingrich respond to Clinton health controversy

Questions surround Hillary Clinton's health

ATLANTA – Hillary Clinton is off the campaign trail and recovering from pneumonia as controversy swirls around her health.

Clinton’s campaign is apologizing for not giving everyone the full story on the Secretary’s pneumonia, which was initially diagnosed last Friday, and became apparent when she was seen on video barely able to stand on her own as she was helped into a van as she departed Sunday’s 9/11 memorial ceremonies in New York City.

The video set of an unusual controversy, with her staff initially saying Clinton was overheated and dehydrated, before later admitting that she is suffering from pneumonia.

“We could have gotten more information out more quickly,” said Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon. “That’s on the staff. That’s on us.”

Clinton later appeared in front of cameras after the incident on Sunday.

On Monday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called the reaction to Clinton’s potential health issues sexist and nonsense.

“If you look at Don Trump – Mr. Trump had a quack assessment,” Reed said.

Newt Gingrich, speaking at an event in Kennesaw, says the video Sunday takes it from rumors to a legitimate national question.

“Hillary will have to figure out what she’s willing to share and what she’s willing to explain,” Gingrich said.

While rumors have swirled about Clinton’s health for years, this is what we know for sure.

A three-page letter released by her personal physician shows a blood clot in a vein in her leg in 1998; a broken elbow 11 years later after a stumble at the State Department; a concussion and a blood clot behind her ear in 2012, and a clean bill of health, according to her doctor in 2015.

But recent questions about her health and the video from Sunday have some wondering if there is a more serious health issue the campaign is hiding.

Both Clinton and Trump say they have plans to release more information about their health this week.

Bill Clinton is filling in for his wife on the West Coast campaign trail this week.

(© 2016 WXIA)


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