Yesterday, an image circulated of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton needing to be held up by her security detail as she addressed a crowd in Los Angeles:
US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the overflow crowd who were unable… https://t.co/qnzzDj2xkL
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) August 10, 2016
Yes, the image is from April — but it’s just the latest uncovered evidence that Clinton may not be in the best physical health, and now Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, is speaking out. In an op-ed published on Junk Science, Dr. Orient writes that the apparent symptoms Clinton is exhibiting could be indicative of a traumatic head injury. More importantly, she questions whether Clinton is physically fit to serve as President of the United States:
Without considering any statements [Clinton] has made or positions she has taken, and without presuming to speculate on psychiatric diagnoses, one can point to certain observations.
There’s the photograph of Secretary Clinton’s difficulty walking up some steps. Now inability to climb stairs does not necessarily disqualify a person for public office. However, neither she nor people with her apparently anticipated a problem. The people helping her seem to be preventing a fall. Did she simply trip? Or was it a seizure or a stroke?
Videos widely circulated on the internet are, if authentic, very concerning. One shows prolonged, inappropriate laughter; another, strange head movements. In a third, she appeared momentarily dazed and confused, and lost her train of thought. Reportedly, she has a volcanic temper. (This is probably not new.)
A man who stays close to her, who is reportedly not a Secret Service officer, was photographed carrying something in his hand that purportedly might have been an autoinjector of Valium.
While we don’t have Mrs. Clinton’s medical records, it is widely stated that she experienced a fall that caused a concussion. Since then, she is sometimes seen wearing eyeglasses with prisms, as are used to correct double vision.
Concussions often cause traumatic brain injury, which might not be visualized on standard CT or MRI. Many of our veterans who experienced blast injury from improvised explosive devices suffer from it. These are some symptoms: difficulty thinking, attention deficits, confusion, memory problems, frustration, mood swings, emotional outbursts, agitation, headaches, difficulties with balance and coordination, and seizures. Many veterans with such an injury cannot hold a job or interact normally with their families.
Obviously, it would be very dangerous for a person subject to symptoms like this to be dealing with foreign leaders or making critical decisions. The President of the United States may have to make world-changing decisions on a moment’s notice. For example, should we launch nuclear-armed missiles? And if the Commander in Chief is confused, who will make the call?
Dr. Orient opens her op-ed: “Are voters really voting for Huma Abedin or Bill Clinton to serve as President?” If that is indeed the case, the public deserves to know.