Hillary Clinton came face-to-face with the rumors about poor health while chatting with Jimmy Kimmel during Monday night’s show. Instead of just scooting around the issue, giving a political answer, or just ignoring it — though I’m sure someone discussed it in depth before the show started — Clinton takes it on and puts the entire thing to rest.
She calls Trump’s “founder of ISIS” comment the most ridiculous part of the campaign, but the rumors of Clinton’s poor health might be the most obnoxious. It’s just one of those things that comes off as rude no matter what candidate we’d be talking about — like pointing out Trump is mentally ill would be in the same territory. It’s also buried under a ton of other non-controversies, leaving any real issues out of the public’s mind.
But Clinton handles the health concerns with humor and notes that the National Enquirer gave her six months a little under a year ago, which she’s shattered at this point. Kimmel also takes her pulse while discussing the health, joking that there was no pulse. Even if Clinton was sick in some manner, she’s hardly the first to be rumored to be running for office while facing a horrible disease.
The rest of the interview takes plenty of shots at Donald Trump, makes a few sly jabs at the ongoing email controversy surrounding Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, and even goes in on Bill Cinton’s love of balloons. Plus Clinton actually seems likable, which is good for a candidate that people have trouble trusting.
Kimmel also managed to work in his failed run at vice president, getting a surprise in the process:
(Via Jimmy Kimmel Live)