As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton expands her lead in the polls, her health has been brought into question by Fox News and InfoWars.com, a conspiracy website run by Trump supporter Alex Jones (video below).
On Aug. 8, Fox News host Sean Hannity brought up a picture of Clinton being helped up some stairs in February, which was recently posted and linked by the conservative Drudge Report, notes Real Clear Politics.
Hannity, who is openly supporting Trump, said the Clinton campaign described the Drudge Report as "shameful," and then Hannity mocked the statement to include himself as being "shameful."
Hannity brought on the "Fox News Medical A-Team" of Dr. Marc Seigel and Dr. David Samadi, neither of whom has treated or examined Clinton.
The Washington Post noted in 2013 that Siegel stated: "Before they started this, we were all in trouble with insurance to begin with. There’s too much health insurance. It covers too much. Too many people have it."
Hannity asked Siegel about Clinton's medical history, and Siegel replied:
What about Hillary? In 2009, a severe fall. She breaks her elbow. 2011, she boards a plane, falls. 2012 she has a severe concussion which Bill Clinton says it took her six months to recover from.
Then she ends up with a blood-clot on the brain. She's on lifetime blood thinners. Just the point alone, if she's prone to falling, and you see from our picture up there, that it looks like she can barely get upstairs without two people carrying her. Guess what if she falls and hits her head? She'll get a blood-clot on her brain!
Siegel was also upset because Clinton's neurologist refused to give him her private medical records.
Samadi also weighed in on the months-old picture of Clinton:
Well, you know the picture that you showed as she's going up the stairs speaks a million words. Is she fatigued? Is she dehydrated? One of the main reasons why she fell in 2012 and had the concussion was severe dehydration.
They're holding her and going up the stairs. So she may be really dehydrated, she may have arthritis, she may have back pain, she may have fallen again.
We don't know. There are questions that are unanswered. What we know today is she's on thyroid medication, she suffers from hypothyroid, low thyroid, that can cause fatigue and gaining weight and all of that.
Hypothyroidism is easily controlled with daily medication as millions of Americans know.
Paul Joseph Watson, a writer for InfoWars.com, uploaded a YouTube video Aug. 4 entitled "The Truth About Hillary's Bizarre Behavior" that suggested Clinton could be suffering from a myriad of conditions (brain damage, autism, stroke, syphilis, drug abuse).
Watson's video also features heavily-edited clips of Clinton that repeatedly go backwards and forwards, as well as some set to wacky music.
Additionally, there are references to anti-Clinton articles (including Watson's own), Watson's criticism of Clinton's "weird elongated bathroom break" and mentions of Clinton's "coughing fits," which have been a favorite target for months on the Drudge Report, Gateway Pundit and Breitbart News.
Watson was asked by The Daily Beast if Clinton could have all the possible illnesses that he mentioned in the video, and Watson replied in an email:
I don’t know what she has, I am not a neurologist or a psychiatrist, I merely pointed to the statements of people who are. Several of them have argued that Hillary is physically sick, while virtually everyone who has the guts to talk about how Hillary behaves in private says she acts like a sociopath, has no emotions, is completely cold, rude and is supremely arrogant.
Watson was asked if his video was like WebMDing one's self and he told the news site: "I didn’t 'WedMD' anything. I spoke to health experts in private and I collated statements made by health professionals that were already part of the public record."
Watson cited numerous unidentified sources and experts in his video.