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Jill Stein tweets, then deletes missive about Clinton's health

Jill Stein. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Jill Stein. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Echoing conservative conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein tweeted, then deleted a message about the Democratic nominee’s coughing on the campaign trail.

“#HackingHillary, here's my prescription: Take a #JillChillPill and stop campaigning altogether to ensure global peace. #PagingDrStein," wrote Stein, a physician, before the tweet was deleted.

Conservative media and Donald Trump have seized upon Clinton’s health, with the GOP presidential nominee frequently questioning her stamina and strength and going after her for a coughing spell during a rally Monday. Her campaign attributed it to allergies.

Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, labeled the claims “idiotic” during an interview Tuesday.

Trump has faced questions about his own health, notably a short assessment written in a style that is rarely seen in medical records. The businessman’s physician stood by the “astonishingly excellent” bill of health he gave the GOP nominee.

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