Bill Clinton: 'Nothing More to Know' About Hillary's Health
"She is in better health than her opponent," Bill Clinton told Charlie Rose.
September 13, 2016, 6:52 AM
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-- In an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose that aired Monday night, former president Bill Clinton addressed concerns over Hillary Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia, saying there was "nothing more to know" about the candidate's health and even questioning the fitness of her opponent.
"I have talked to her doctor, who is extremely competent and who has been in touch with all the people who help her, you know, with all other things over the years," Clinton told Rose on Monday night.
"There is just nothing there. All of her health indicators are good. She's very strong. She's exercised a lot. And unlike me, she sleeps well at night. I mean she sleeps long hours, or by my standards anyway."
There's "nothing more to know," Clinton said.
Concerns arose on Sunday after a video surfaced of Clinton appearing unsteady and nearly collapsing after abruptly leaving a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York. Earlier last week, the Democratic hopeful had to halt a speech due to a coughing fit her campaign later attributed to "allergies."
On Sunday, the candidate's doctor released a statement saying she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and that she would be cancelling a planned trip to California.
The former president played down the health concerns, while also using the airtime to take a swipe at Republican candidate Donald Trump -- who has yet to release detailed health records.
"They think everything is a campaign issue," he told Rose. "I think her lifestyle and her underlying indicators from blood pressure to amount of exercise, to everything else means it's almost that she is in better health than her opponent. But we don't know because he hasn't disclosed."
During the sit-down, Clinton also talked about how he views the election this year and the advice he gave his wife on how to win.
"I said you know, this is the time when there is a lot of resentment and small wounds. And you're not a demagogue," Clinton said.
"You just have always been the grown up in every room. That's why the people who work with you are so loyal to you, because you always make something good happen. And you are going to have to take a big gamble that you can win as yourself."