TULSA - Well known GOP strategist Karl Rove has backed of statements he reportedly made last week that Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage when she tripped and fell in 2012.
"Of course she doesn't have brain damage," he said today in an interview with The Washington Post.
However, he added, it's clear she did suffer "a serious health episode," and she'll "have to be forthcoming" about her health if she decides to run for president.
The New York Post had reported that Rove said several times he believed the former Secretary of State and First Lady suffered brain damage when she tripped and fell, hitting her head in 2012.
Rove reportedly told a Los Angeles audience last week Clinton had spent a month in the hospital.
“Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that,” the New York Post reported him saying.
But Clinton actually spent only three or four days in the hospital, according to other published reports, and KRMG has been unable to document any type of glasses specifically designed for traumatic brain injury patients.
A Clinton spokesman said her health is "one hundred percent," and called Rove's statements lies.