Clinton campaign refutes allegations of poor health; criticises Trump for parroting 'lies'

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has refuted allegations that her health is failing and criticised Republican rival Donald Trump for parroting 'lies' based on fabricated documents.

PTI August 17, 2016 15:25:16 IST
Clinton campaign refutes allegations of poor health; criticises Trump for parroting 'lies'

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has refuted allegations that her health is failing and criticised Republican rival Donald Trump for parroting "lies" based on fabricated documents.

"While it is dismaying to see the Republican nominee for president push deranged conspiracy theories in a foreign policy speech, it's no longer surprising," Jennifer Palmieri from Clinton campaign said in a statement.

"Donald Trump is simply parroting lies based on fabricated documents promoted by Roger Stone and his right wing allies," she alleged, a day after Trump at an election rally alleged that Clinton "lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS".

Clinton, she said, has released a detailed medical record showing her to be in excellent health plus her personal tax returns since 1977, while Trump has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years.

Clinton campaign refutes allegations of poor health criticises Trump for parroting lies

A file photo of Hillary Clinton. AP

"It's time for him to stop using shameful distractions to hide his own record," Palmieri said as the Clinton Campaign statement said that Trump confidant and discredited conspiracy peddler Roger Stone and his right-wing allies have been pushing fake medical documents supposedly leaked from Hillary Clinton's physician that purport to show grave health problems.

The Clinton campaign also issued a statement by her doctor.

"As Secretary Clinton's long time physician, I released a medical statement during the campaign indicating that she is in excellent health," said Lisa Bardack, Hillary Clinton's real internist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at CareMount Medical.

"I have recently been made aware of allegedly 'leaked' medical documents regarding Secretary Clinton with my name on them. These documents are false, were not written by me and are not based on any medical facts. To reiterate what I said in my previous statement, Secretary Clinton is in excellent health and fit to serve as President of the United States," Bardack said.

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