It’s almost like divine intervention.
In 2016, amid a heated presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, The American Mirror highlighted the former’s fragile health and raised questions about her abilities to serve as leader of the free world.
We pointed to a photo that showed two men helping Clinton up a small flight of stairs, a task she’s struggled with on numerous occasions. The photo followed months of the former secretary of state incessantly coughing on the campaign trail, and it changed the narrative of the presidential election.
The Clinton campaign assured everyone Hillary was perfectly healthy.
But few months later, Clinton collapsed during a September 11 memorial event – a second health scare caught on camera and broadcast across the country.
Then Donald Trump became President Donald Trump.
Fast forward to 2019, and Joe Biden’s campaign for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump in 2020 seems to be following a similar trajectory.
After weeks of regular misstatements, stammering stutters, jumbled facts, and confusion about where he is, some politicos on both sides of the aisle have begun to question Biden’s health. And there’s plenty of cause for concern.
There’s the aneurysm that burst and required emergency surgery in 1988, followed by another months later that required a seven-month leave of absence from the Senate. There was also a polyp removed in 1996, as well as gallbladder surgery in 2003. Biden has asthma, allergies, and takes drugs for cholesterol and an enlarged prostate, according to the Washington Examiner.
Those are only Biden’s known ailments, because he stopped disclosing his health issues after doctors noticed his irregular heartbeat in 2008, the news site reports.
Biden’s campaign has repeatedly reassured America that despite a documented history of serious health problems, the former vice president is as sharp as a tack, brushing off obvious issues as “part of his charm.”
Biden’s brain surgeon Dr. Neal Kassell told Politico last month there’s nothing to worry about, though the testimony of someone who cut into the 76-year-old’s cranium hasn’t exactly helped the situation.
“He is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago. I haven’t seen any change,” Kassell said. “I can tell you with absolute certainty that he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations that he had. There was no damage whatsoever.”
Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s physician, likewise proclaimed through a statement from the campaign that “Vice President Biden is in excellent physical condition.
“He is more than capable of handling the rigors of the campaign and the office for which he is running,” O’Connor promised.
Then Biden’s eye filled with blood on live television in front of millions of Americans.
Like Clinton’s collapse in 2016, Biden’s bloody eye could be the beginning of the end to his decades long career in politics.
Or it could be nothing. It’s probably nothing.
CNN moderator Anderson Cooper paid no attention to Biden’s blood eye during the climate crisis town hall Wednesday, and the former VP’s campaign is also pretending it didn’t happen.
But it did, at the worst possible time.
Almost like divine intervention, but it begs the question: What health issues aren’t caught on camera?