AP Reporter in Video at Center of ‘Hillary Heath’ Conspiracy Debunks ‘Seizure’ Theory
The reporter in a video being thrown around by “Hillary Health” conspiracy theorists is debunking the idea that Hillary Clinton may have had a “seizure” in that video.
This is the video in question being circulated:
— BilI Clinton (@BiII_CIinton_) August 4, 2016
This mostly stayed online until Sean Hannity went ahead and mainstreamed it for what turned out to be a whole week of playing up conspiracies about Clinton’s health, including asking medical experts if Clinton’s head movement there might be signs of a seizure.
Well, the reporter in that video, AP National Politics Reporter Lisa Lerer, is responding to all that nonsense:
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) August 12, 2016
Lerer wrote that this is what happened in that moment:
After she ordered herself a “cold chai,” my colleagues and I shouted some questions, mostly about Clinton’s recent meeting with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Perhaps eager to avoid answering or maybe just taken aback by our volume, Clinton responded with an exaggerated motion, shaking her head vigorously for a few seconds. Video of the moment shows me holding out my recorder in front of her, laughing and stepping back in surprise. After the exchange, she took a few more photos, exited the shop and greeted supporters waiting outside.
She’s surprised by how much that video took off and how Hannity and others thought she was “scared.”
“Fox News never contacted me to ask that question,” Lerer said. “For the record, I wasn’t scared for a moment.”
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