Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week that Hillary Clinton suffers from brain damage, according to a new report.
The New York Post’s Page Six section reported Monday that Rove, appearing at a conference with former Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs and CBS correspondent Dan Raviv last Thursday, recently waded into the former secretary of state’s health issues. In 2012, Clinton — a top possible 2016 Democratic contender — suffered from a blood clot that temporarily prevented her from testifying about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya...“Thirty days in the hospital?” Rove said, according to the report. “And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”
Karl Rove never explicitly said that Hillary Clinton had brain damage, the Republican strategist said Tuesday morning on Fox News... “I never used that phrase, I never used that phrase. But look, she had a serious health episode. And I don’t know about you, but if you go through a serious health episode, it causes you to look at life a little bit differently. This was a serious deal,” he said.
The Wire points out that Clinton was not in the hospital for thirty days, and it also refers to Rove as a "Hillary Blood Clot Truther." Expect to see a whole lot of this kind of concern-trolling from Republicans on this topic over the next few months. Still, if I had to choose, I'd take health concern-trolling over grandmother concern-trolling.