Oliver Willis

Hillary Clinton Illness Rumor: The Facts You Need To Know

There have been a lot of rumors circulating about supposed Hillary Clinton illness.


These are stories generated by conservatives and conspiracy theorists supported by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, including elements of the Trump campaign itself most notably former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Also false rumors are being circulated by Mike Cernovich, a misogynist supporter of Trump who is a rape apologist.

The Truth About Clinton’s Health

Hillary Clinton long ago released her medical records. Her doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack of of the Department of Medicine at CareMount Medical, said in her findings that Clinton was “a healthy female” with a “healthy lifestyle” who had been subject to a full medical examination.

Fake Clinton Medical Documents

Conservatives are circulating fake, Photoshopped pictures claiming to be Hillary Clinton’s medical records.

FactCheck.org explained: “Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton got a clean bill of health from her doctor, fake medical records for Clinton are circulating on some conservative websites, purporting to show that she suffers from seizures and dementia.”

Clinton Stamina Lie

Donald Trump has also claimed that Hillary Clinton lacks stamina. In reality, Clinton has participated in more presidential debates from 2007-present than any other candidate in either party. She debated Obama 26 times during the 2008 Democratic primaries. she also participated in 21 debates and forums with Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary.

By contrast, Trump complained that the length of a Republican debate on CNN was scheduled for 3 hours:

“Three hours is too much for a debate,” Trump, who leads the Washington Examiner’s presidential power rankings, said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Now, it’s a long time to be debating but I think it’s even worse for people that have to sit at home. If this were a two hour debate it would have been a great debate. Three hours is really unacceptable.”

Clinton Health Hoaxsters

Several different people are pushing the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy, which some have now described as “healthers,” like birthers (the conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the United States).

Everyone promoting this false theory is an ally of Donald Trump and hopes to see him elected President of the United States. This includes Fox News host Sean Hannity, who claimed Clinton was having seizures, a claim based on a doctored YouTube video.

The conspiracy theorists have also used several hashtags on social media to push their fake stories: #HillarysHealth, #HillarysStools