Trump Blasts Media for Not Covering Clinton’s Cough

Trump Blasts Media for Not Covering Clinton’s Cough

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is constantly angry with the media. On Tuesday, in the latest kerfuffle aimed at the press, he blamed reporters for failing to cover Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits.

Trump leveled his ire a day after Clinton had two separate bouts with her allergies — one during a campaign rally in Cleveland and another on her campaign plane while holding her first press conference with reporters since December 2015. The Republican, who has long claimed without proof that Clinton is in ill health, seized on the incidents to insist the media was purposely ignoring them.

Trump has not released his own medical records beyond a letter from a gastroenterologist who insists the businessman would be the healthiest president in the history of the United States; it also notes his blood pressure and marks his stamina and physical strength as “extraordinary.” For her part, Clinton has released a two-page letter from her doctor detailing her health, including information on her blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and heart rate.

Her reason for Monday’s coughs? “Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic,” Clinton said Monday.

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