The news of Clinton’s poor health doesn’t seem to be much of a shock to the DC elite. If everyone knew she had a problem, why did the DNC allow her to run? This is very troubling news.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds worryingly discussed Hillary Clinton’s health in March of last year, hacked emails show.
The email exchange, provided to several journalists by D.C. Leaks, a website with ties to Guccifer 2.0, reveals how Clinton’s health has been a topic of discussion among political heavyweights for some time.
“On HD tv she doesn’t look good,” Powell, who is believed to have had around 30,000 emails hacked, wrote on March 14. “She is working herself to death… She will turn 70 her first year in office.”
In response, Leeds recalled a conversation with Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding Clinton’s difficulty in traversing a set of steps.
“Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a huge Clinton supporter, said they were both giving speeches at the same event a few months back and she could barely climb the podium steps,” Leeds wrote.
The back and forth will undoubtedly increase skepticism among American voters already worried over Clinton’s increasingly public health issues.
Despite Clinton’s checkered medical history in recent years, including a severe concussion in 2012, media outlets until recently have attempted to dismiss concern of the candidate’s health as mere hearsay.