Bill Clinton Responds to Karl Rove on Hillary Clinton’s Condition

The former president accuses Republicans of playing politics, says, “They’ll get better and better at it.”
2:29 | 05/15/14

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We're going to get the latest on that political flap over Hillary Clinton's health. Bill Clinton weighed in against gop guru Karl rove and opened up about her head injuries in 2012. Jon Karl is here with details. Reporter: Bill Clinton also predicted there will be harsher attacks to come against Hillary. And his response sent a clear message to her political opponents. When you take on one Clinton, you're taking on both of them. Back-to-back speeches in Washington, Hillary Clinton tried to stay above the fray. Leaving it to her husband to fire back at Karl rove for suggesting she is hiding health problems. First they said she faked her concussion. Now, they say she's auditioning for a part on "The walking dead." Reporter: But rove didn't back down. Now raising questions about her age, too. If you're going to turn 69 two weeks before the 2016 election and you're going to be 77 at the end of it, you wouldn't be human if you didn't say, I had this incident that's going to cause me to think about do I really want to do this? Reporter: This much is not in dispute. Mrs. Clinton stayed out of the public eye for nearly a month as secretary of state in December 2012, when she suffered from a virus and a concussion caused by a fall and a blood clot. At the time, the Clinton team downplayed her condition. She is still under the weather. Reporter: They didn't reveal she suffered a concussion until days after it happened. When she returned to work, she wore special glasses to deal with double-vision and acknowledged she was not fully recovered. Bill Clinton pointed out at the time that republicans accused her of faking about the illness, to get out of testifying about the benghazi attack. Some called it the benghazi flu. Now, he says he's fully recovered. If she does, I must be in tough shape because she's quicker than I am. Reporter: Bill Clinton accused republicans of playing politics. I know. You can't be too upset about it. It's just the beginning. They'll get better and better at it. Reporter: Several republicans I have spoken to, are irritated with rove for taking on the issue of Mrs. Clinton's health. And the way he did and the way he raised the issues. Her health is not nearly at the top of the list of things they want to attack her about. And Hillary has her first political event. A fund-raiser for Chelsea's mother-in-law today. She will be out there a lot. She will. And with the book coming out, she'll be out there a lot. Reporter: It will look like a

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