Even Newt Gingrich Isn't Buying Right-Wing Media's Clinton Health Conspiracy Theory
Gingrich: When Doctors Are Diagnosing People They’ve Never Seen "We Ought To Recognize That's Kind Of Junk Medicine, That’s Not The Real Deal"
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From the August 18 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile let's talk a little bit about this. Yesterday. on a radio show out in Los Angeles, Newt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, who we all know from television, he was called in because there were all these stories that you see online about Hillary's health and the precariousness of it. He was called in to debunk the claims that she's having health problems and instead he dropped a bunch of bombshells. He's very worried about the care she’s received and the problems she might have. Listen to this, and then we want to get your observations about it.
DOOCY: Ok so Newt, what do you think?
NEWT GINGRICH: Well, first of all, just to get down to a human level for a second, all of us ought to include Hillary Clinton in our prayers. You can be opposed to somebody without hoping that they have bad health, and I hope that she's all right. Second, I'm always dubious, with all due respect to television doctors, when you have a doctor who has never seen the patient, begin to give you a complicated, fancy sounding analysis based on what? I mean, I would be very cautious and I would recommend to doctors for professional reasons to be very cautious deciding you're gonna start analyzing people. Because next you're going to get a left-wing psychiatrist explaining Donald Trump in negative terms.
DOOCY: Oh they've already done that.
GINGRICH: I just think we ought to recognize that's kind of junk medicine, that's not the real deal.