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:
- The former president doesn’t mention “pneumonia,” as was mentioned by the campaign as her official diagnosis.
- 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.
- 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.
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.