Clinton: ‘No Need’ to Take Any Neuro-Cognitive Tests

• September 22, 2016 8:15 am


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told ABC Action News reporter Sarina Fazan on Wednesday that she didn't need to take any neuro-cognitive tests.

After Clinton nearly collapsed a couple weeks ago as she was leaving a September 11 memorial in New York City, Clinton's health has become a greater concern on the campaign trail. It was later revealed on that day that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier, but she didn't publicly disclose the illness until reporters started mounting pressure on the campaign to make a statement.

Fazan reinforced this concern in a portion of this interview, 2:59 to 4:20 in the video above, when she talked to Clinton about her health. She told Clinton that she knew that Clinton had released her records from her doctor saying that she was fit to be president; however, Fazan said that other doctors were concerned because Clinton and her Republican opponent Donald Trump are in an age group susceptible to dementia and Alzheimer's.

"Some doctors have said because of your age, as well as your opponent's age, that you could be at higher risk for Dementia or even Alzheimer's and have suggested that you take some neuro-cognitive tests," Fazan said.

Clinton burst out laughing at the suggestion that she take such tests. Fazan followed up by asking Clinton whether she would be willing to take them.

"I am very sorry I got pneumonia. I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that's behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health," Clinton said.

Clinton added that she was very happy that her campaign has put out all the information that there is on her health and that she is physically and mentally fit to be president.

Fazan followed up and asked Clinton again whether she would be willing to take the neuro-cognitive tests.

"There is no need for that. The information is very clear and the information as I said meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet. I am happy that we have met and even exceeded them in certain ways," Clinton said.

Published under: Hillary Clinton, September 11