Rep. Sean Duffy said on Tuesday that his concerns over Clinton’s health and physical aptitude to be president are not conspiracy theories, as others have described them.
Duffy, a Trump ally, got into a heated debate with CNN host Brianna Keilar over whether Trump supporters are spreading rumors that Clinton was not physically fit enough for the role of president.
Speaking on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Duffy said, “You see Mrs. Clinton with coughing fits on stage, you see her kind of stumbling on and off stage, where Mr. Trump hasn’t had those kinds of issues.”
Duffy added that Trump showed no indication that he was anything but healthy.
Keilar argued that Trump’s letter from his doctor was “borderline ridiculous,” according to other doctors. The Republican nominee has released sparse information on his medical history, aside from a few paragraphs from a December 2015 letter from his gastroenterologist. Trump’s lab results and blood pressure were described as “astonishingly excellent” and suggested that he would be the “healthiest individual ever elected.”
Duffy maintained that he was not “peddling” insinuations that Clinton is in poor health, but noted that “stumbling off the stage” is quite different from Trump, who can “deliver an engaged speech.”