An NBC News report on Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman noted that it wasn't clear if he understood the conversation, adding to concerns about his health just weeks before the election.
The issue was noted in an "NBC Nightly News" report on Tuesday with Dasha Burns.
Reporter on her interview with John Fetterman:
"It wasn't clear that he was understanding our conversations...it certainly seemed as though he was having a hard time with those conversations." pic.twitter.com/PqSjXJsUzM
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"No, Lester, because of his stroke, Fetterman's campaign required closed captioning technology for this interview to essentially read our questions as we asked them," she said.
"And, Lester, in small talk before the interview, without captioning, it wasn't clear he was understanding our conversation," the report added.
NBC Burns FetterThug: It ‘wasn’t clear’ John FetterThug ‘even understood our conversation’ - when he didn’t have ‘monitor prompting’ giving the answers, it wasn’t clear if he knew what we were talking about. https://t.co/hj6dRpjnp2
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Fetterman's stroke earlier in the year appears to continue impacting his health and cognitive ability. The report adds to other concerns related to his ability to speak and answer questions less than a month before the election that could make him a senator.
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