US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 17, 2016. (AFP photo)
The campaign of US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton suffers from a serious brain damage, raising doubts about her health condition.
Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson made the claims on Thursday, saying Clinton has a mental disorder called dysphasia, a brain disease that impairs a person’s ability to speak, communicate or comprehend language.
“What’s new are the other reports or observations of Hillary Clinton’s behavior or mannerisms … as well as her dysphasia, the fact that she’s fallen, she has had a concussion,” Pierson said.
"It's something that needs to be addressed," she added.
The New York businessman and his campaign have long accused the former secretary of state of lacking the physical stamina to be president of the United States.
This is while Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, has rejected the existence of any evidence to back up the claims and has repeatedly stated that the former first lady is fit to serve.
Trump’s campaign spokeswoman further noted that the Democratic presidential nominee could clear up the confusion regarding her health by holding a press conference.
“It’s important to note that Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of time off the campaign trail,” Pierson said, adding that, “She hasn’t held a press conference this year. Why don’t we just have Mrs. Clinton have a press conference and she can answer all of these questions.”
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on August 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AFP photo)
Trump has been trailing Clinton in most opinion polls throughout most of the 2016 presidential race.
This is while Trump has cast doubt about general election polls, describing them as “phony”.
According to Pew Research Center poll released on Thursday, Clinton has 41 percent of the votes as compared to Trump enjoying a 37-percent support.
The real estate mogul has also upped his skepticism about the validity of the result of the November election.
“I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Trump said. “I have to be honest.”
A Gallup poll released earlier last month found that Trump and Clinton are both among the worst-rated presidential candidates of the last 70 years.