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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses to pose for a photograph as she talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a break in taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles today.

LOS ANGELES » Hillary Clinton pushed back today against charges that she’s physically unfit for the White House.

The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations are part of a “wacky strategy” by GOP rival Donald Trump and an “alternative reality” that’s not focused on the kinds of issues that are most important to voters.

“I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe,” she said in an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” taped Monday afternoon. “I have to step into the alternative reality and, you know, answer questions about, am I alive, how much longer will I be alive, and the like.”

Clinton said she doesn’t question Trump’s health — she believes he’s “healthy as a horse.”

“This has become one of their themes,” she said. “Make sure I’m alive.”

The comments marked the first time Clinton has addressed debunked rumors about her health, which have been encouraged by Trump and his backers.

Much of the speculation stems from a concussion Clinton sustained in December 2012 after fainting, an episode her doctor has attributed to a stomach virus and dehydration.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged voters to “go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’” in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, saying the next morning that she “looks sick.” Trump has questioned her stamina at campaign rallies and speeches, saying in a foreign policy address earlier this month that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS”.

Clinton expressed little concern Monday about the planned release of 15,000 additional State Department emails that went previously undisclosed during an FBI investigation into her use of a private server as secretary of state. The messages could become public in mid-October, just weeks before Election Day.

“My emails are so boring,” she told Kimmel. “We’ve already released 30,000 plus, so what’s a few more?”

She joked about photos showing her husband, former President Bill Clinton, smiling and looking overjoyed to be surrounded by the balloons that fell at the end of the Democratic National Convention.

“We were all pretty excited about the balloons,” she said. “That’s one of the things I enjoy about my husband is that he enjoys so many things and balloons is one of them.”

When asked about her preparations for the three debates with Trump, Clinton said she’s taking the match-up seriously but is getting ready for “wacky stuff.”

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  • Wacky stuff? She’s wacky. She should be in chains, behind bars with only bread and water what she has done to America. Emails? What’s a few more? She testified there wasn’t any more.
    Maybe she doesn’t want to go to Louisiana because of the Zika virus. God grant us mercy if she ever steps foot in the White House. George Soros will be in the Oval Office and Crooked Hillary will be his secretary.

    Lock her up.

  • She’s in the wrong LA. She should be in La. This lady is bad news.
    Jul 27, 2016 – … a woman, not me, not Bill Clinton, nobody, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president …
    What is that. A joke?

  • Mr. Trump has revealed himself to be a walking pile of garbage. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign could have been asking questions about Mr. Trump’s heel problem (the one that kept him out of Vietnam) or his bright orange color.

    Mr. Trump represents a new low bar in politics. Someone who buys into and spreads internet conspiracy theories. He’s a psychotic.

    • Klastri, you are very predictable. Bringing up the mundane from 50 years ago? Don’t forget to go down with the Good ship Lollipoop. Who the hill is jomama? Obama’s kin? You guys make me laugh trying to defend the greatest serial liar of all time. Lock her up and throw away the keys.

        • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fiercely criticized the links between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, saying his general election opponent had delivered “lie after lie after lie.”

          “Hillary Clinton is totally unfit to hold public office,” he said at a rally Tuesday night in Austin, Texas. “It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins. It is now abundantly clear that the Clintons set up a business to profit from public office.”

  • Health is a valid concern for a candidate, if she is weakened and cannot perform her duties, or worse, is performing her duties at a lower level and not admitting it, it could have bad consequences for our country. Concussions can lead to permanent brain damage that doesn’t immediately express itself, and HilLIARy is so good at hiding things, its hard to trust anything that she says. She should release her medical records and be more transparent like she said she would be.

    • This is a fabrication in a desperate attempt to salvage Mr. Trump’s failed candidacy. He cannot say anything specific about what he’s going to do – only to not vote for Mrs. Clinton. Trump is a disgrace.

      • Klastri, you should re-read the article, HilLIARy did have a concussion in 2012, you shouldn’t let your feelings blind your rational thinking. It is a medical issue, and she should come clean and release her medical records.

        • I’ve had concussions (2) too playing sports in college. Lots of people have.

          Please stop lying about this. It’s not helping Mr. Trump or making you look any better.

        • klastri, good to hear that all is fine with you, but many are not so lucky. Some reports have said that as few as three concussions can increase your chances of getting Alzheimer’s by 75%. I want to know if a prospective candidate has a chance of getting Alzheimer’s while in office.

        • Aha. That explains it, klastri tripped and fell on his water bucket not once but twice now. Tell me Klastri, did you get a letter?
          That explains the irrational behavior. You should look into the extent of your brain damage.

        • lespark – You write like an eight year old.

          “I love the poorly educated!” Go Trump!

  • we’ll see just how healthy the female felon is during the live national televised debates.

    after her concussion, falls, fatigue, broken arm, fresnel prism glasses, distorted memory and coughing fits, if she says she’s healthy, well, who would believe her? oh, right, gruber voters would.

    • Are you similarly concerned about Mr. Trump’s disabling heel problem (he can’t now remember which foot was affected, of course) that kept him out of Vietnam? How about being worried about his withering cowardice?

      Questioning Mrs. Clinton’s health now is a pathetic, last ditch effort to salvage a spectacularly failed Trump campaign.

  • Now this is “wacky”: For many reasons, the letter affirming his own health, in which it is claimed that Trump would be the healthiest person ever elected President, appears to be a fake or, more likely, was even written by Trump. For starters, one of the doctors on the letterhead has been dead for 5 years. The medical department that the signer claims to belong to doesn’t exist.

  • hiLIARy’s health issues, which is a major concern, pales in comparison to her lying deceitful devious racist narcissistic greedy character traits. hiLIARy is the most corrupt human to ever run for The Office. O was bad, hiLIARy is worst from all the evidence out there.
    Joe Biden would have been a better option…heck even Bernie.

  • Hillary’s handlers must be sweating the health “allegations”. So they arranged for her to show up on late night television to correct the record. Then the AP puts it out in print and the SA picks it up just like the the other one sided stories in a never ending stream of Trump hit pieces. It is what it is with progressive journalists and pointing out the bias only steels their resolve. Progressivism is a form of arrested development where it’s adherents childishly believe what their spiritual leaders tell them no questions asked. So when Barry tells them that Obamacare will result in coverage for all and reduced premiums they buy it hook line and sinker. Or when the Clintons tell lie after lie about pay for play and using the State Dept. to funnel money to their foundation, progressives dismiss the charges.

    • She WANTS you to talk about her health and not the e-mails that show a pattern of pay for play.
      “We’ve already released 30,000 plus, so what’s a few more?” 15,000 is not a ‘few more.’ When push comes to shove, she’ll throw Cheryl Mills and Huma under the bus. Who knows, they may roll willingly for the right price plus legal fees.

  • Clinton has released a letter from an actual doctor attesting to her good health. Trump has released a comically inept letter that sounds suspiciously like he wrote it.

    • bs, the doctor is probably some liberal, political hack that if you pay them enough, will attest to anything, we need to see the medical records for the last decade, then we will decide.

  • the difference between the female felon and the combover: the felon’s health problems affect her mental abilities to communicate, reason and command, rather important abilities if you want to be president; the combover’s heel spur affect his walking ability, as fdr and jfk proved, you don’t have to walk perfectly to be president.

  • The media and entertainment organizations are circling the wagons around the scandal plagued Clinton. So it’s easy for her to yuk it up on late night television with an Alfred E. Neumann what, me worry? kind of attitude. I have a litmus test for the married man out there. Imagine waking up one morning and Hillary is your mother in law. Showing up at your house clad in a baggy pantsuit bossing you around, berating you in for of the kids and hitting you up for cash. Could you actually cast a ballot for that kind of nightmare? I doubt it. Don’t know what it is, but the thought of Bill Clinton and balloons make me want to go take a shower.

      • You’re probably right, the Clinton machine, know-it-all progressives and the media will see to it that nothing stands in the way on a Clinton presidency. That coupled with the fact that Trump is his own worst enemy should be enough to put her over the top. I just have to hope that one day some sort of karmic justice will visit the Clintons and make them answer for the decades of slime that they have left behind.

  • Health issues, emails? Try this one for size.

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    Activity considered to be racketeering may include bribery, counterfeiting, money laundering, embezzlement, illegal gambling, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking, slavery, and a host of other nefarious business practices.

    James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.

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