Freshly minted CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers said on Tuesday there’s “an element of sexism” to raising questions about Hillary Clinton’s health.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” during a discussion about Clinton’s health, host Alisyn Camerota said, “This is the thing. She had a fall years ago and then she wore those big sort of coke bottle glasses. And so they feel that there’s a germ of maybe she had a mental — maybe her concussion caused some sort of brain something?”
[dcquiz] Powers replied, “Yeah, but what is that based on? There’s nothing to suggest that she’s having any problems health wise. And so even this picture that’s been circulating where somebody is helping her up the stairs. Okay, so what if she fell down.” (RELATED: Here’s A Photo Of A Hillary Aide Helping Her Stand Up)
“Or there’s another email from Sidney Blumenthal where he refers to her getting rest because she’s not feeling well and at the end of it, he says get well. Well nobody says get well to somebody who is seriously ill. That’s not what you say,” Powers claimed.
“So the things that they’re pointing to I don’t think support it and honestly, I think there’s an element of sexism to this,” Powers insisted. (RELATED: CNN: Will Trump Follow Drudge’s Lead And Question Hillary’s Health? [VIDEO])
“How so,” Camerota asked.
“The way they talked about her, the way you watch Drudge posting things about granny and grandma. Well, Donald Trump is a grandpa. So what’s the idea here that somehow because she’s a woman and she’s a grandma and she is frail but he is this robust person who according to his doctor is astonishingly excellent health which is already in itself a kind strange thing for a doctor to be saying. So I think it’s the really low blow attack against her.”
Formerly of Fox News, Powers became a new CNN political analyst this week.