The Washington Post, whose writers have portrayed skeptics of Hillary Clinton’s health as conspiracy theorists, is now lending credence to a Nigerian-born doctor’s conspiracy theory that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump collaborated to poison Hillary Clinton, the Daily Caller reports.
“The man who discovered CTE thinks Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned,” blared the Post’s headline Monday morning. Nigerian-born doctor Bennet Omalu, who has worked extensively on concussions, suggested that Clinton had been poisoned by Putin and Trump.
“I must advice [sic] the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton’s blood. It is possible she is being poisoned,” Omalu wrote on Twitter Sunday night.
Washington Post reporter Cindy Boren noted that Omalu’s “suggestion was greeted somewhat skeptically in the replies,” before doubling down. “But this is Omalu, whose credentials and tenacity are well known,” Boren argued. “He wasn’t giving up on Twitter, adding that his reasoning is that he does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin or Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee who has expressed admiration for Putin.” Read more at Daily Caller.