Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm thinks that Hillary Clinton’s religion played a key part in the campaign’s decision not to disclose her pneumonia diagnosis.
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson had just asked Granholm why Clinton waited to tell the public about her illness, when “the campaign has already struggled with trust issues?”
“You’ve got to admit that — and you probably do this, too — we in my house say when you get a cold, power through, power through. Don’t give it any power,” Granholm responded. “I am certain that Hillary Clinton, being the stoic Methodist that she is, didn’t want to give it power.”
“She wasn’t feeling that bad,” the Clinton surrogate continued. “Obviously she was well enough to do the press conference on Friday and the event on Friday night.”
“You know, on Sunday you have to acknowledge that if your staff around her, as [Clinton spokesman] Brian Fallon said in that earlier interview with Andrea Mitchell, your first concern is is she going to be all right, is everything okay.”
Granholm further stated that “the media is concerned about getting information out instantly.”
“The citizens got the information out over the course of the weekend, and I totally get it. I totally get it why somebody like her who wants to be, is all about getting things done, doesn’t want to give an illness any power.”