Presidential races

Howard Dean: NPR’s Clinton coverage disgusts me

Greg Nash

Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean says he can no longer stomach NPR’s coverage of Hillary Clinton.

Dean, who supports Clinton’s Oval Office bid, did not say what he found objectionable in NPR’s reporting.

The former Democratic National Committee chairman and Vermont governor on Sunday, however, downplayed reports that Clinton had recently been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Videos emerged earlier that day showing an unsteady Clinton needing help to get in a van after she left a 9/11 memorial ceremony early.

Clinton’s doctor revealed later that the candidate had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.

Dr. Lisa R. Bardack added that Clinton was home in Chappaqua, N.Y. “re-hydrated and recovering nicely” after an examination there late Sunday.

Donald Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, has repeatedly insisted Clinton lacks the stamina for the White House and alluded to conspiracy theories that she is hiding a serious illness.

Trump on Monday said “something’s going on” with his rival’s health and wished her a full recovery.

“Something’s going on, but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail, and we’ll be seeing her at the debate,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”

Reports also emerged Monday that Clinton would appear by video at a San Francisco fundraiser instead of in person.

Clinton’s campaign additionally vowed the former first lady would release more medical details later this week.

“In the next couple of days, we’re going to be releasing additional medical information about Hillary Clinton,” spokesman Brian Fallon said on MSNBC. “There’s no other undisclosed condition; the pneumonia is the extent of it.”

Clinton’s critics — including some of Trump’s surrogates — have floated conspiracy theories about her health on the campaign trail.

For example, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson in July suggested Clinton could have a rare disorder caused by brain trauma.

Tags campaigns Democrats Donald Trump Hillary Clinton media NPR Politics

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video