Clinton To Return To Trail; Trump Changes Plan For Dr. Oz Talk
News outlets in California and around the nation look at the history behind presidential candidate health disclosures and how current concerns are impacting the 2016 race.
Los Angeles Times:
How Much Do Presidents And Candidates Need To Tell The Public About Their Health?
Hillary Clinton, 68, was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, and the public didn’t know about it until two days later, when she abruptly left a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony feeling unwell and needing to be helped into a vehicle. If Donald Trump, 70, were elected, he would be older than any previous president at the start of his first term — and, like Clinton, he hasn’t released detailed records about his health beyond a doctor’s letter. Both candidates promised Monday to release more detailed medical records soon. But the idea of presidential candidates, or sitting presidents, disclosing their health history is relatively new. (Pearce, 9/13)
Concerns About Hillary Clinton's Health Abound, Poll Shows
Following a caught-on-camera health scare for Hillary Clinton over the weekend, a new Morning Consult survey reveals widespread concerns about her health among registered voters. The poll, taken Sept. 12 through Sept. 13, shows that eight in 10 (79 percent) said they have heard a lot or some about Clinton’s health concerns. (Yokley and Dropp, 9/14)
The New York Times:
Donald Trump Scraps Plan To Discuss Medical Exam
Donald J. Trump on Wednesday scrapped his previously announced plan to go over results from his most recent physical examination in a taped appearance with the television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz, aides to the Republican presidential nominee said. Instead, Mr. Trump, 70, will appear on the “Dr. Oz Show,” but the two men will have a general discussion about health and wellness, not one anchored to the fitness of one of the two major candidates for president. (Haberman, 9/14)
The Associated Press:
Clinton Has History Of Ignoring Health -- And Paying A Price
Nearly two decades later, Clinton's desire to work through illness — and penchant for keeping her health secret — has helped cause the most damaging 48-hour period in her presidential campaign and given fresh ammunition to GOP rival Donald Trump. The incident has also stoked long-simmering conservative conspiracy theories about her health and questions about her commitment to openness (Lerer and Thomas, 9/14)
Clinton To Return To Campaign Trail Thursday
Hillary Clinton is returning to the campaign trail Thursday after scrapping her West Coast travel for Monday through Wednesday as she recovers from a case of pneumonia at home in Chappaqua, New York, said campaign spokesman Nick Merrill. (Debenedetti, 9/13)