With just eight Democratic candidates left in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has backtracked on releasing his medical records.

Sanders had dodged the issue after he promised to release them before he became the Democratic frontrunner.

Sanders, a 78-year-old who suffered a heart attack while campaigning last year, refused to release many of his records, though he has provided a number of physicians’ letters of reassurance.

“Where are those medical records you promised to show us,” NBC anchor Chuck Todd asked last weekend on a segment of Meet the Press.

During the interview, Sanders claimed that “[the] cardiologists are confirming that I am in good health.”

Though Sanders’ muttered a polite remark in response, he implied that he will join President Donald Trump in telling the media to stick it.

The media has continuously hounded Trump for medical, financial and other records.

Sanders won New Hampshire by a slight margin of 1.3 percentage points to South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and he is now off to Nevada and South Carolina to continue campaigning.

Other candidates – Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former vice president Joe Biden – are also all in their seventies. None of them have had a heart attack or any other health-related ailment while campaigning.

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