“The Clinton campaign has started actively beating up on reporters and editors who run stories about the blatantly obvious medical problems suffered by the 69-year-old woman who can’t remember most of what happened when she was secretary of state — if her FBI testimony is to be believed — due to a head injury.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is working the refs hard when it comes to reports about her health.
While Clinton responded to a fit of coughing this week with humor, saying she was “allergic” to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, her aides and surrogates played the role of bad cop.
Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill took to task an NBC reporter who wrote about the coughing spell, posting on Twitter that the writer should “get a life.”
The five-paragraph story, by Andrew Rafferty, was titled “Hillary Clinton fights back coughing attack” and reported that the “frog in Clinton’s throat on Monday was one of the most aggressive she’s had during her 2016 run.”
Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for President Obama, asked via Twitter if “anyone on NBC, or anywhere else,” was willing to defend the piece.
The pushback signaled that Clinton’s campaign intends to sharply counterattack news organizations that take questions about her health seriously.