Karl Rove’s suggestion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 was “outrageous,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Rove, former President George W. Bush’s political strategist, said at an event last week that the American people needed to know more about Clinton’s health because she was “wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury” after being hospitalized for a blood clot in her head caused by a concussion in 2012. Former President Bill Clinton brushed off the comments at a fiscal forum later that week.
Asked about the comments, Bloomberg said he thought “it was about as inappropriate a thing you could say.”
“Hillary Clinton, whether you agree with her policies or not, whether you want to vote for her…she’s a quality person. She is also a great American, works as hard as anybody and is dedicated to this country,” Bloomberg said. “You can’t ask somebody to do more than she has done for her country. I thought his remarks just were outrageous.”
Though he denied knowing anything about Clinton’s presidential ambitions, Bloomberg did say “she would be a spectacular candidate on the Democratic side” in 2016. But he also mentioned several current and former Republican governors as competent candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Because of their executive experience, those politicians “would be great if the country had the choice among them,” he said. Read more at CBS NEWS.