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Obama’s former doctor: Clinton should have neurological exam

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President Obama’s former physician said that he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should have a neurological examination due to her history of brain injury.

{mosads}During an interview on CNN, Dr. David Scheiner argued that Clinton’s note from her doctor isn’t enough. The letter details that Clinton had follow-up testing in 2013 that showed a full recovery from a concussion and that she tested negative for clotting disorders.

“I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016,” Scheiner said Tuesday night. “We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin to lose some of their cognitive ability. I think both of them should release their records.”

Scheiner also critiqued Donald Trump’s health, saying he believes the GOP nominee needs to release real medical records that include information like height and weight. He also panned Trump’s doctor’s note, which the doctor said was written in five minutes.

“I think you need real details, I think you need actual medical records,” he continued. “I’d like to know his height and weight. He looks a little bit overweight to me.”

The interview comes as Trump has been calling into question Clinton’s health, saying earlier this month that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Breitbart News, the conservative site whose executive editor recently joined Trump’s campaign as its CEO, has also published stories about these rumors.

Last week, an NBC report revealed that Trump’s long-time doctor spent five minutes writing his letter last year that claimed the real estate mogul would be the healthiest president ever elected and that he wrote it while a limo sent by Trump’s campaign was outside the doctor’s office. Following that report, Trump on Sunday said that both candidates “should release detailed medical records.”

“This is arguably one of the most important things Dr. Bornstein ever wrote and he showed absolutely no concern for the public to whom it was really meant to read,” Scheiner said in the Tuesday interview.

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