Just how often does Hillary faint?

Anderson Cooper conducted a phone interview with Hillary Clinton on Monday.  He began by referencing Bill Clinton’s recent comment that over the years that Hillary has become dehydrated and faint.  CBS reports:

Asked if there was any chance her faintness on Sunday could be a sign of some more “serious” illness, Clinton said he did not believe that was the case.

“Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors,” he said, “because frequently—well not frequently, rarely—but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”

Oh, good grief!  Bill can’t even get the story straight.  “Frequently.”  “Rarely.”  “On more than one occasion.”

You might feel marginally less befuddled if you read CNN’s report, because they edited out the word “frequently” (without giving any indication they had edited Bill’s words):

“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 years since,” Bill Clinton told Charlie Rose, in a clip of an interview aired on CBS Monday evening.

Of course, that makes no sense, either! “Rarely”?  “On more than one occasion”?


Cooper asked Hillary just how many times such events have happened, to which she responded: “Only twice that I can recall.”  A moment later she shared that it has occurred a few times over her lifetime.

Well, that was a rapid shift – perhaps a lie or perhaps a cognitive failing.  She went from a highly specific answer of two times to a more vague and open-ended answer that suggested a possible pattern of several occasions.  Like Bill, she couldn’t figure out the best answer for the public to hear.

Stating the simple truth is, of course, beyond her moral and/or mental reach.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop

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