It's the sort of attack that some of Trump's most passionate supporters have pined for, but its timing is curious. After the stumble, which drove news for days, pollsters found (correctly) that Clinton had been misleading about her health, but that few votes were switching because of it. After the first presidential debate, which came after Clinton took several days off the trail to recover from her illness, YouGov — one of the few pollsters testing the question — found the percentage of voters worried that Clinton's health was “not good enough” to endure the presidency careening from 43 to 35 percent. That was roughly what it had been before the 9/11 memorial video.
But on pro-Trump news sites, it's taken for granted that Clinton's health is collapsing and the media is in coverup mode. Gateway Pundit, a site frequently linked by the Drudge Report, frequently posts video of Clinton carefully walking up or down stairs with headlines like “Sick Hillary Can Barely Walk Down a Few Steps at Small FL Rally.” After the second presidential debate, which Clinton's team (and snap polling) called a win, Clinton told reporters to hurry onto the plane “so we can have some drinks served.” At Gateway Pundit and on pro-Trump Twitter, this became the basis for speculation that Clinton was an alcoholic.