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Donald Trump Declares Health “An Issue” in the Election

After Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 memorial in New York City on Sunday, her rival Donald Trump has declared health concerns a crucial issue in the election. 

According to a statement released by a Clinton campaign spokesperson, Clinton left a 9/11 memorial service after feeling “overheated” and was feeling “much better” after a visit to her daughter’s NYC apartment. In response to this, Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump has pledged to disclose his personal medical records to the public following a medical exam last week. In a telephone interview with Fox and Friends, Trump stated that he thinks health “is an issue” in the presidential campaign. He went on to say, “In fact, this week, I took a physical, and I’ll be releasing – when the numbers come in, hopefully they’re going to be good, I think they’re going to be good, I feel great. But when they numbers come in, I’ll be releasing very, very specific numbers.”

Prior to Clinton’s coughing fit at a campaign event in Ohio last week and Sunday’s’ 9/11 incident, Trump had only issued a note from his physician, stating he will be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The physician’s note stated that Trump’s blood pressure, cardiovascular state and overall medical history were “astonishingly excellent.” 

A note from Clinton’s physician detailed issues in her medical history including hyperthyroidism, seasonal pollen allergies, deep vein thrombosis, an elbow fracture and a concussion. However, Clinton’s doctor pointed out that Clinton lives a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and plenty of exercise, and stated that “She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

Considering the video of Clinton stumbling into her van leaving the 9/11 event as well as the speculation that her pneumonia diagnosis may keep her off the campaign trail for a few days, voters may begin to worry about Trump’s previous comments that Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to be president.