Ben Carson: "Elderly" candidates Trump and Hillary should release medical records "because it's a very stressful job"

Amid whispers about Clinton's health, the retired neurosurgeon prods both candidates to disclose health history

Published August 24, 2016 3:51PM (EDT)

One-time Republican presidential candidate and renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson prodded presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to release updated health reports on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday.

Carson — a Trump adviser — called it "common sense" for the "elderly" nominees to "disclose their medical history." (Clinton and Trump are 68 and 70, respectively.)

"As a physician, physicians and scientists generally will not make a diagnosis based on something that they see from a long distance," he explained. "They want to have the facts."

Asked if he'd diagnose Clinton — whose health has been the target of increased opposition scrutiny of late — Carson dodged.

"My diagnosis would be that anybody who is elderly should expose their records and we, the people, should know what they are," he said. "Because it's a very stressful job. It's not an eight-hour-a-day job. It's 24/7 and we need to make sure that that is taken care of."

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(h/t Politico)

By Brendan Gauthier

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