CBS Transcript Contradicts Video: Did Bill Say Hillary has ‘Frequent’ Fainting Spells?

In an interview with Charlie Rose on Monday, Bill Clinton spoke about Hillary Clinton’s fainting which caused her to abandon a 9/11 memorial on the 15-year anniversary of the horrific Islamic terrorist attacks.

Three things stick out:

  1. The former president doesn’t mention “pneumonia,” as was mentioned by the campaign as her official diagnosis.
  2. He blames is on “overheating,” and dehydration which was the original talking point from the campaign. They didn’t mention pneumonia until hours after the spell.
  3. Perhaps even more significant, CBS News‘ transcript states that, before changing his words, Bill Clinton said Hillary “frequently” has spells of passing out. However, if he said the word “frequently,” it was edited out of the CBS video in the same story.

Below is a screenshot from the CBS News story about the interview. As you can see, the former president says “frequently,” then immediately changes his story to “well, not frequently, rarely,” according to the transcription.

Bill Clinton Hillary has frequent fainting spells

So which is it, pneumonia or just overheating? Pro-tip: it’s not the same thing. And are the fainting spells “frequent” as CBS says in the transcript? And if he said they were frequent, why did CBS scrub the video to exclude those words?

Obviously, they knew that eliminating those words from the video would be less damaging to Hillary’s campaign as Bill’s futile attempt to downplay her health problems, whatever they are, miserably failed.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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