Hillary Clinton says that “there’s no need” for her to undergo neurological testing to make sure that she does not suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The Democratic presidential candidate was pressed on the need for testing in an awkward interview with a reporter with Tampa Bay’s ABC affiliate.
The reporter noted that because people of Clinton’s age — she is 68 — are at higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, some doctors have suggested that she undergo neuro-cognitive testing.
“Would you be willing to do that?” the reporter asked.
“I am very sorry I got pneumonia,” she said, referring to her recent bout with the lung ailment. “I’m very glad that antibiotics took care of it. And that’s behind us now.”
“I am physically, mentally healthy and fit to be president of the United States,” she added.
The reporter pressed.
“Would you be willing to take those tests, though?” she asked.
“There’s no need for that. The information is very clear. The information, as I said, meets the standards that anybody running for president has ever had to meet.”