After three days of resting at home, Hillary Clinton is set to return to the campaign trail for her first public appearance since her pneumonia diagnosis.
“Despite bad marks on honesty, despite what voters perceive as a level of arrogance that puts her above the rules, voters say nearly 2-1 that Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president, and say by a wide margin that Donald Trump is not qualified”, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
Her campaign first released a statement saying she “felt overheated” at the outdoor event.
Trump discussed his health in a segment of the “Dr. Oz Show” that will air on Thursday. But last night at a rally in OH, he said she was “lying in bed” and questioned her stamina, saying, “I don’t know folks”.
But if Clinton is trying to change the subject away from her health, Trump may make that hard.
Even Trump is grappling with a new narrative being pushed by Democrats that he’s too overweight. Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Trump is not “slim and trim”.
The Trump campaign said the medical report showed Trump “has the stamina to endure – uninterrupted – the rigours of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of president of the United States”. “There’s a legitimate issue”.
At 6 foot 2 and 267 pounds, the Republican candidate is sitting heavy: by those measurements, Trump’s body mass index is around 34-which puts the candidate in the “obese” category.
The letter from Clinton’s doctor made no mention of her weight, a key part of any medical exam, nor did a similar letter released past year.
Oz said he invited Trump and Clinton on his show.
“Mr. Trump appears to exhibit all the symptoms of the mental disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)”, Bass wrote on the petition.
Their levels of bad cholesterol were similar with Clinton at 103 and Trump at 94.
Trump takes a cholesterol-lowering drug and a “low dose aspirin”. She was treated with a 10-day course of Levaquin, an antibiotic used to treat infections. Trump nearly certainly needs to carry the state in order to win the White House, while Clinton’s team is eager to block his path.
She takes thyroid and allergy medicines and the blood thinner Coumadin, prescribed as a preventative after she suffered a blood clot resulting from a 2012 concussion.
The Clinton campaign, meanwhile, has gone on the offense charging Trump is hiding something from the public.
With two months until Election Day, the race between Clinton and Trump is far tighter than many in both parties expected.
Some analysts suggest the chatter over candidate health will pass.
“I’ll never be the showman my opponent is, and that’s okay with me”, she said. “But the concern’s that people have run to the other thing, and they ended up creating a bigger story than the one they were trying to avoid”, former Obama aide David Axelrod told NPR.