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White House says health disclosures up to the candidates

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 01:10

U.S. President Barack Obama thinks it is the responsibility of the presidential candidates to decide how much information on their health they should release, according to spokesman Josh Earnest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said U.S. President Barack Obama thinks it is the responsibility of presidential candidates to decide how much information on their health they should release. "For individual candidates, they untimely have to make the decision on their own, about what kind of information and what kind of detail about their health they're prepared to disclose," Earnest told reporters at a White House briefing. Hillary Clinton is suffering from pneumonia, the Democratic presidential candidate's personal doctor said on Sunday after she fell ill at a Sept. 11 memorial, an episode that renewed focus on her health less than two months before the election. Clinton canceled a trip she was scheduled to take to California on Monday for fundraising and other campaign events, an aide said, declining to provide further details about her schedule for the week. Clinton, 68, was diagnosed on Friday but her condition only came to light several hours after a video on social media appeared to show her swaying and her knees buckling before being helped into a motorcade as she left the memorial early Sunday.

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White House says health disclosures up to the candidates

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 01:10