Donald Trump told Fox & Friends that he thinks candidate health is "an issue" in campaigns

By Lindsay Kimble
September 12, 2016 12:35 PM
Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Donald Trump will release more information about his own health following the revelation that Hillary Clinton is suffering from pneumonia, the Republican candidate told Fox & Friends, Monday.

The 70-year-old said that he took a physical just last week, and is planning to reveal the results soon.

“I’ll be releasing when the numbers come in – hopefully they’re gonna be good, I think they’re gonna be good, I feel great – when the numbers come in I’ll be releasing very, very specific numbers,” Trump promised.

Clinton appeared to nearly faint at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, Sunday. Afterward, it was revealed in a statement from her doctor that Clinton was diagnosed with the lung infection on Friday.

“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies,” Dr. Lisa R. Bardack, M.D. said in the statement. “On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at the event, she became overheated and dehydrated.”

Later Sunday, Bardack said, Clinton was “re-hydrated and recovering nicely” at her Chappaqua, New York.

On Monday, Trump called candidate health “an issue” in the campaign, and said of Clinton, “something is going on, but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail.”

Trump’s campaign has been quick to bring up Clinton’s health in the past, pushing his opponent to release “detailed medical records” in an August tweet.

“I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records,” Trump said. “I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?”

In response, a spokesperson from Clinton’s campaign said that she “is the only candidate in the race who has met the standard expected of presidential candidates and provided a detailed medical letter by her long time physician,” reported CNN.

At the time, the only public medical record for Trump is a letter from his physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Bornstein gave Trump a clean bill of health, but later admitted that he wrote the report in just five minutes while sitting in a limo provided by the billionaire businessman.

The four-paragraph report wasn’t proofread, Bornstein said, but assured, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Advertisement