WASHINGTON, September 12, 2016 — The Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, would have collapsed and likely hit her head – as she did back in 2012 – if not for her fast-acting gaggle of Secret Service agents.
Several video clips released Sunday show Mrs. Clinton, age 69, approach her motorcade after abruptly leaving a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at New York City’s Ground Zero. In them, she suddenly pauses, her legs go wobbly and she collapses into the protective arms of her, well, protective detail.
The Clinton campaign said the candidate is suffering from pneumonia and became overheated and dehydrated during her short 90-minute visit to Ground Zero.
Clinton has called talk of her fading health nothing more than a product of the vast, right-wing conspiracy industry. And the Clinton-friendly media has faithfully stuck to that script.
That is, until now.
“As Hillary Clinton’s health moves from the fringes to the center of the 2016 presidential campaign, there’s a lot we still don’t know about her scare this weekend,” said NBC News.
“Mrs. Clinton left in her motorcade without the group of reporters that is designated to travel with her in public,” said the New York Times. “A campaign spokesman, Nick Merrill, indicated that she had returned to her Chappaqua, N.Y., residence sometime after 1 p.m., and that Mrs. Clinton was not seen publicly the rest of the day.”
You may recall that Nick Merrill, Clinton’s traveling press secretary, recently chided NBC reporter Andrew Rafferty for reporting that Hillary Clinton’s coughing spell at a Labor Day campaign event “was one of the most aggressive she’s had during her 2016 run and left her almost unable to finish her remarks.”
“Get a life,” Merrill told Rafferty.
And lefty journalist Jonathan Alter Tweeted, “I love my colleagues at NBC but this ain’t news.”
For many years, pneumonia was viewed as the comforting angel of death, a medical condition that helped transport the dying into the next world in a quiet and peaceful manner.
One online dictionary defines pneumonia as “the old man’s friend… A popular term for pneumonia in elderly patients with strokes or other debilitating illness, which allows them the dignity of a quiet death, often while asleep.”
And it is more than a little ironic that Clinton’s spell occurred on the fourth anniversary of the attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton advanced the Obama administration’s lie – it was a presidential election year, after all – that an anti- Muslim video and not Al Qaeda was to blame for the assault in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were brutally murdered.
Secretary Clinton’s claim was that Al Qaeda was decimated and incapable of striking at American interests.
The claim today is that Hillary Clinton is healthy and able to serve as the nation’s chief executive. But like her claims about Benghazi, they have proven to be all-out lies.