Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was asked by a TV reporter in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 22 if she would be willing to undergo some "neurocognitive tests" (video below) because of her famous stumble while leaving the 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Sarina Fazan of WFTS asked Clinton:
I know that you've provided documents from your doctor saying that you are fit to be the president of the United States. Some doctors have said because of your age, as well as your opponent’s age, that you could be at higher risk for dementia or even Alzheimer’s, and have suggested that you take some neurocognitive tests. Would you be willing to do that?
Clinton responded with a laugh and said:
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I am very sorry I got pneumonia. I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that’s behind us now. I've met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health. I have to say my opponent has not met that standard.
So, I am very happy that we have put out all the information that there is that reflects on my health and I am physically, mentally, healthy and fit to be president of the United States.
"Would you be willing to take those tests, though?" Kazan followed up.
"There is no need for that," Clinton added. "The information is very clear and the information, as I said, meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet. And I am happy that we have met and even exceeded them in certain ways."
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After Clinton stumbled at the 9/11 memorial, her physician Dr. Lisa R. Bardack released a statement later that day, noted Business Insider:
Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow-up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
She was put on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning's event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now rehydrated and recovering nicely.
On Sept. 21, Snopes.com debunked the newest rumor spread by a YouTube user that Clinton canceled an event on Sept. 20 after some "bizarre eye movements" during a speech in Philadelphia on Sept. 19. The YouTube user uploaded an edited video of Clinton with jump cuts and slow motion effects.
The fact-checking website notes the unedited video of the "speech reveals nothing particularly strange or alarming about her eye movements," and added that Clinton did cancel a lunch fundraiser in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, because of a reported "change in the campaign schedule."
(Note: Test question comes at 3:00 mark)