nearvideo-Bernie Sanders speaks with the press in Vermont
Senator Sanders discusses his health with the press.
For a second straight day, democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to dispel speculation that he is compromising on his campaign appearances after suffering a heart attack last week.
The 78-year-old independent senator from Vermont, said in a video he sent to supporters and posted on Twitter on Thursday that “I’m not a great feeling. I’m getting my endurance back, and I always look forward to the election campaign as soon as possible.”
And came to hammer home the point, the populist legislator, who started his second straight White house bid, the video, by highlighting that “I feel really good. I’m getting stronger every day. We go out on the election campaign. We are in the debate in Columbus, Ohio next week.”
SANDERS SAID HE MISSPOKE ON THE SLOWING PACE OF HIS CAMPAIGN
Sanders has fight of the election, there will be hospitalized early last week after he experienced pain in the chest at an event in Nevada. He rests on his Vermont home since he was released from the hospital on Friday.
Sanders, the oldest candidate in both parties running in the 2020 presidential campaign, told reporters in front of his house at the beginning of this week, he would have slowed down the pace of its usually hectic election campaign.
“We were just, in some cases, five or six meetings per day, three or four rallies and public meetings and meetings with groups of people,” he explained. “I don’t think I’ll do that. But I certainly intend to mobilise actively. I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit. Make sure that I have the strength to do what I have to do.”
The comments made headlines, sparking speculation about Sanders’ endurance.
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In an interview on Wednesday with NBC News, Sanders said: “I misspoke the other day. I said a word, I should not have said, and the media drives me a little nuts to make a big deal about it.”
“We go to meetings to do to get back in the groove of a very vigorous action, which I love to do, rallies and I love that town,” he explained before adding that “I would like to start slow and build and build and build.”
In the Wednesday interview, Sanders also pushed back against criticism that his campaign was transparent about the heart attack. When he was hospitalized, his campaign initially said it was due to a blockage in the senator ‘ s artery.
“This is nonsense,” said Sanders. “I don’t know what people think campaigns are, you know, we are dealing with all types of doctors-and we wanted to get a sense of what the hell was going on…I think we have absolutely appropriate.”