Clinton Slams 'Wacky' Claims About Her Health

She tells Kimmel it's like an 'alternative reality'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2016 3:09 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, she 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, the AP reports. "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," she said. Clinton said she doesn't question Trump's health—she believes he's "healthy as a horse."

The comments marked the first time Clinton has addressed debunked rumors about her health, which have been encouraged by Trump and his backers. Rudy Giuliani urged voters to "go online and put down 'Hillary Clinton illness,'" in a Fox interview Sunday, saying the next morning that she "looks sick." Trump has repeatedly questioned her stamina, saying earlier this month that she "lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS." On Kimmel, Clinton also expressed little concern about the planned release of 15,000 additional State Department emails. "My emails are so boring," she said. "We've already released 30,000 plus, so what's a few more?" (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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