Tragic health news from a presidential candidate turned 2024 on its head

Americans everywhere are worried about the fitness of the candidates for office. Now one man let the cat out of the bag.

And this tragic health news from a presidential candidate turned 2024 on its head.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that some “cognitive issues” he experienced over a decade ago could have been caused by a parasite — a worm that “ate a portion” of his brain before dying.

According to a New York Times piece published on Wednesday, Kennedy sought therapy in 2010 for what a friend suspected to be a brain tumor.

He had been having memory loss and a few other symptoms, and he had recently lost his uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), to brain cancer, so he decided to get checked out.

While his original diagnosis was a tumor, one expert argued that his scans revealed something different: a parasite.

In a 2012 deposition, Kennedy recalled the doctor’s statements, claiming that the damage “was caused by a worm that got into my brain, ate a portion of it, and then died.”

The deposition was part of Kennedy’s divorce proceedings with his second wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, and The Times reported that “Mr. Kennedy was arguing that his earning power had been diminished by his cognitive struggles.”

“I have cognitive problems, clearly,” he said in the deposition, also noting that around the same time, he had been diagnosed with mercury poisoning — which was attributed to the amount of fish in his diet.

“I have short-term memory loss, and I have longer-term memory loss that affects me.”

After numerous repeat scans revealed no change in Kennedy’s brain, doctors believed that the dark area they had seen was the leftovers of a parasite — possibly a pork tapeworm larva obtained while traveling abroad, according to The New York Times.

Kennedy claims he has fully healed and has made it a point throughout the campaign to demonstrate himself exercising and staying fit.

Stefanie Spear, a spokesperson for his campaign, dismissed any fears that his previous health troubles would jeopardize his ability to serve as president. “That is a hilarious suggestion, given the competition.”

But that may not be great encouragement to people who are already worried about America’s candidates.

Kennedy was supposed the be the response to Biden’s braindead Leftism that we’ve heard for years.

According to a Pew Research poll last month, 65% of voters say they are not too confident or not at all confident that Biden has the physical fitness needed to do the job.

A further 20% say they are only somewhat confident.

With such a terrible lack of support, Kennedy has a clear lane to say “hey, I’m the guy who still has a head on his shoulders.”

But instead, he’s telling everyone he has a hole in his head.

What a genius.

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