How Health Rumors Have Affected This Election's Presidential Candidates

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If Donald Trump wins in November, he’d be the oldest person newly elected president at age 70. Hillary Clinton will be 69 in October, and would be the second-oldest person to take office if she wins.

So it’s not surprising that questions have come up about their health. But a lot of those questions lately are in the form of unsubstantiated rumors.

Trump’s been saying that Clinton is hiding something, and that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to be president. And the Clinton camp has questioned a doctor’s note that Trump released last year saying that if he’s elected, he’d be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with STAT reporter Dylan Scott about health and the candidates.


Dylan Scott, Washington correspondent for STAT. He tweets @dylanlscott.

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