Bennet Omalu, the famous Nigerian-American pathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased American football players, made the disturbing suggestion on Twitter. Recall 'Concussion' starring Will Smith was about Omalu's groundbreaking discovery.
Dr Bennet wrote on Twitter
‘I must advise the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms Clinton’s blood,’ he wrote. ‘It is possible she is being poisoned.’
Then, in a second tweet, he added: ‘I do not trust Mr Putin and Mr Trump. With those two all things are possible.’
Trump has, in the past, expressed admiration for the Russian president – and his links to the Kremlin have been well documented.
And while Omalu’s warning sounds a little far-fetched – and was treated with more than a bit of scepticism in the replies – Putin has been accused of having his adversaries poisoned in the past.
Most prominently, an inquiry in January implicated Putin in the death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB operative who died in London in 2006.
Clinton’s health was thrust into the spotlight this weekend after she had to leave the 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero before it finished.
A video showed her stumbling and struggling to stand by herself as her security detail attempted to physically support her.
Her doctor later announced that she was suffering from pneumonia, but had since recovered.