A top spokesperson for Donald Trump claimed Thursday that Hillary Clinton has brain damage that impairs her ability to communicate.
Speaking on MSNBC, Katrina Pierson alleged that Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has a disorder called dysphasia, a condition brought on by brain trauma that erodes a person’s ability to speak or comprehend language.
“What’s new are the other reports or observations of Hillary Clinton’s behavior or mannerisms … as well as her dysphasia, the fact that she’s fallen, she has had a concussion, there are really interesting things out there,” Pierson said.
Trump has long claimed that Clinton lacks the physical stamina to be president and has stated repeatedly that she takes weekends off to catch up on her sleep.
But the GOP nominee and his campaign have not directly engaged with conspiracy theories, circulated on ultra-right wing blogs and talk shows, that Clinton’s health is badly deteriorating and that the media is complicit in a cover-up.
There is no evidence to back those claims up, and Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, has repeatedly stated that the former secretary of State is fit to serve.
Recently, Bardack released a statement to address the conspiracy theories around apparent falsified medical records with her name on them saying that Clinton has dysphasia.
Editor’s note: This story was debunked even before Pierson’s “announcement”. It appears that Stephen Bannon, Trump’s new campaign manager, has lobbed the first of many-to-come bald faced lies in an effort to discredit Clinton.