Was it a stumble or a wobbly moment? Dehydration or pneumonia? Nobody seems to be on the same page.
Hillary Clinton did not have a stumble or a wobbly moment on Sunday. She completely collapsed and had to be carried into her van. It’s funny, the liberal media is only showing the stumble part of the now famous video taken by a bystander in NYC.
The media doesn’t even try to hide their bias anymore. It’s not that everybody is in love with Hillary, but the mainstream media is in the tank for Democrats. They always will be, unless Republican donors pony up for news outlets instead of senate races.
I’ve stumbled before. I talked about it on the show the other day. Whenever I walk my French bulldog and he sees another dog, he immediately goes after it to sniff it, attack it, have sex with it, whatever. When this happens, I often stumble. If my girlfriend isn’t there to catch me, I might stumble onto the pavement and crack my head open. Luckily, this hasn’t happened yet.
But Hillary Clinton passed out cold. It was not a stumble or a wobbly moment.
Watching Democrats try to explain Hillary’s health problems reminds me of high school. Chuck Schumer came out and said he’s had pneumonia before and didn’t tell anybody about it, so what’s the big deal about Hillary hiding her diagnosis? It’s like when someone in school is ridiculed for having warts or something, and the big man on campus will say he has warts, too. Then others will come forward and reveal that they too have warts, then they all get together for a big warty group hug.
Hillary did a phone interview with Anderson Cooper. Whenever she does a phone interview, it always seems like five different people are on the line listening in and signaling her and giving her pointers on how to respond. Bill Clinton also did an interview earlier with Charlie Rose on CBS, where he claimed she frequently has had fainting spells due to dehydration because she “works like a demon.” Apparently nobody told Hillary about this, because when Anderson brought it up, she was taken aback. She paused, and it sounded like someone was giving her notes and she slowly replied, “Ahh…well, yeah. I uh, have fainted before…. But only a couple of times.”
Ladies and gentlemen, THAT was a stumble.
Here’s an excerpt from Bill’s interview with Rose that aired a couple of days ago:
BILL CLINTON: She’s doing fine. She was even better last night before she went to sleep. She had a good night’s sleep. She just got dehydrated yesterday.
Remember, now she’s got pneumonia. Her seasonal allergies have led to pneumonia. This has been confirmed and reported on by every liberal network out there, yet Bill says she was dehydrated. So Slick Willie is lying through his teeth. No surprise there, he’s had plenty of practice.
CHARLIE ROSE: Is that what happened? She just got dehydrated. Because when you look at that collapse, that video that was taken, you wonder if it’s not more serious than dehydration.
This is funny. Rose is a liberal shill like everyone else, so it seems as if he is trying to help Bill out, “Are you suuuuure? Are you sure it’s not something more serious?” *wink* “wink* “Pssst, it’s pneumonia, dummy…”
But Bill is out it it, too. You’ve seen him at campaign stops and the convention, biting his lip, falling asleep. Staring off into space. Bill’s not looking too healthy these days, either.
CLINTON: Well, if it is then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. Rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of State, as a senator and in the year since.
Quick note here. This is from an edited version of the CBS transcript. In the original interview, Bill says that Hillary “frequently” passes out. CBS News omitted that part. They said they edited the interview because of “time constraints.” Yeah, OK. If you believe that, Chris Christie’s got a bridge you might be interested in purchasing. It’s called the George Washington. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)
So this is what Bill told Charlie Rose before Hillary got on the phone with Anderson Cooper. She gets on the phone with Cooper before anyone clued her in on what Bill said. “Yeah… it might have happened once or twice. I don’t remember.” Again with the not remembering. If we elect this woman as president, she might forget where she put those damn nuclear launch codes. “They were here somewhere… How much time we got before the North Korean missiles hit us?”
Of course, all of this is just more BS. Just like when everybody at CNN called her collapse a wobbly stumble. They even did a special segment about former presidents with debilitating illnesses. I’ve never seen this before. They are trying so hard to make this issue go away. The special was about presidents who had some type of affliction, but went on to become great leaders. Fascinating.
It’s gotten to the point of Christiane Amanpour doing a whole opinion piece, saying “Can’t a girl have a sick day?” She says people are making a big deal about Hillary’s “stumbling” because she’s a woman. I never thought Amanpour would stoop to this level of pandering. She reports from overseas, she’s a legit reporter. She does what she has to do to give the straight scoop. But now?
Amanpour said, “Finally tonight, imagine a world where you can’t slow down, you absolutely cannot can’t get sick. This weekend after attending a 9/11 memorial in New York after more than a year of relentless campaigning, the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, fell ill and these pictures have boomeranged across the world. Several hours later the campaign revealed the former secretary of state had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. But surely this can’t be a case of a human being having an off day. Nope. Like so many things Hillary, the media are having a field day, off to the races with another debilitating case of indignant outrage. This must be another typical Clinton conspiracy to fool them with total transparency breakdown. Talk about a transparency breakdown—what about Donald Trump’s tax returns? Where are they? Can’t a girl have a sick day or two? Don’t get me started because when it comes to overqualified women having to try 100 times harder than underqualified men to get a break or even a level playing field, well we know that story.”
“And seriously now, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce rose to that role after earning the nickname Fainting Frank for twice collapsing in two battles in 1847,” she continued. “Who could ever forget George Bush senior throwing up all over the Japanese prime minister and then fainting at a state dinner? And he oversaw the fall of the Soviet Union and won the first Gulf War. Considering the media outrage over Hillary failing to tell them she had pneumonia on Friday, consider the media activity shielding some great American presidents, agreeing for instance, not to show these photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose Polio kept him confined to a wheelchair, but did that stop his New Deal for America or winning World War II? And then there is everyone’s favorite president, John F Kennedy. Now he saved the world from possible nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban missile crisis, called for a new frontier in space and generally inspired whole generations around the globe while the press kept secret his painful struggle with Addison’s disease. Leading the world in sickness and in health—if the boys can do it, why not the women?”
It’s like they’re setting it up to finally say “Hillary has XYZ.” I don’t think she has anything like Parkinson’s or MS, but I also don’t think any medical records that are released will be legit.
We talked the other day about how whiny reporters have become during this campaign. “They’re not being transparent and giving us access. They’re not letting us travel with them in their limousines.” I have a suggestion. Do your jobs. Follow them. Get in your Priuses and follow them. There’s no reason they couldn’t have done what some random spectator did and filmed her as she was walking to her van. If you’re a reporter from The Washington Post or The Daily Beast or Huffington Post, when you see her stand up and make a beeline for the exit during the 9/11 ceremony, you follow her. If you’re a good reporter, that’s what you do. You’re filming her as she walks to her van and “stumbles.”
The press today are a bunch of hipster douchebag liberal a—holes who want to be treated like rock stars. They were sold on being political journalists because they were told what a great gig it was. You get to ride in limousines and airplanes with candidates. You get a press pass and gain backstage access where they have great doughnuts and coffee. They didn’t know they would have to wait in line outside in the rain with everyone else like Donald Trump makes them do.
“This isn’t supposed to be happening! I’m Katy Tur! My dad was Caitlyn Jenner before Bruce was! I dated Keith Olbermann when he was the big cheese at MSNBC because I thought it would get me somewhere! Why am I not treated like a rock star? I’ve got a journalism degree! Why does Donald Trump make me wait in the rain? WAAAAHHH!!!”
Stop already with the whining. Nothing is preventing you from covering the candidates. Do what you have to do to get the story. Do your jobs, “journalists.”
I’m a Donald Trump supporter. I don’t give a crap about his tax returns or his health records or how he treats the press or what he said 30 years ago or whether or not he used to be a Democrat. If Mike Huckabee were the candidate, I would support him. It might sting a little, but I would support Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush. I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. I don’t want someone who puts their arm around Barack Obama or Elizabeth Warren.
I think I’m lucky that I wasn’t raised as a Republican and completely blind to what is going on with the left. Like I’ve said before, I used to be a liberal. I was raised as a lefty. I was once a Democrat. I know how they think and what they are all about, because I used to be one of them. Over time, I have realized that a lot of policies that liberals try to push don’t work. They have concepts are not based in reality. Their social engineering doesn’t work.
I’ve been on the other side, so I have a unique perspective that a lot of Republicans don’t have. I can look at both sides of an argument. What I’ve seen from the left is wrong. It’s corrupt. There was a time when Democrats weren’t as bad as they are today. Donald Trump may be a lot of things, but the main thing I like about him is that he is not Crooked Hillary Clinton. He’s not Barack Hussein Obama.
Trump also appears to be healthy. If he were doing what Hillary has been doing, I would say something is wrong with him. I wouldn’t try to cover it up like Democrats are doing with Hillary. I wouldn’t make lame excuses for spasmodic coughing fits and say he stumbled if he passed out cold.
But that’s not the case. Over the past few years, Hillary Clinton has had a whole array of medical issues, and Democrats try to pretend they never existed. Whenever the issues are brought up, they try to divert attention to Donald Trump. “What about his tax returns? What about his medical records?” Hillary told Anderson Cooper that she didn’t think disclosing her pneumonia diagnosis was a big deal, even though older people die from it all the time.
It’s disgusting and disturbing how people like Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper softball Democrats. I was interviewed by Jake Tapper 15 years ago, and he asked me a lot tougher questions than he’s asked of Hillary Clinton. Tapper grilled me a lot harder than Hillary or any of her people. It’s sad to see what a shill he’s become.
Why was Hillary not taken to a hospital when she passed out on Sunday? Why was she taken to her daughter’s apartment? Think about this. You have two candidates who are receiving national security updates. They are both getting intel briefings because there is a 50/50 shot of one of them becoming President of the United States. She lost consciousness. No matter how the media edited the video and are trying to say it was simply a stumble, she should have been rushed to a state designated level one trauma center. It’s like when Ronald Reagan was shot. Had he been driven back to the White House instead of a hospital, he would have died. No Reagan revolution, no shining city on a hill, no tearing down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev. Dead. A corpse.
A person who is getting national security briefings because she has to be ready from day one if she becomes president, her people take her to Chelsea Clinton’s apartment instead of a hospital after she passes out. What does that tell you? What does it say about the judgment of the people around her? What does it say about Hillary’s judgment by having them work for her? If she becomes president, all of those people will be part of her administration. From Robby Mook to Brian Fallon to Huma Abedin, all of the people who thought it was a better idea to take an unconscious presidential candidate to her daughter’s apartment instead of a hospital will be helping Hillary run the world. Doesn’t that frighten any of you? It does me.
Who made that call? It sure wasn’t Hillary. She was out cold. It was somebody who didn’t want it to be discovered what was actually wrong with her and lose their chance of hanging out at the White House and having to work for a state legislator instead.
That’s the real story. That’s what this is all about. Job security.
From 9-13-16 episode of The Rob Zicari Show LIVE 10-1pm M-F