Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel mock conspiracy theories about her health

 Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel mock conspiracy theories about her health
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Hillary Clinton opened a jar of pickles and asked for comedian Jimmy Kimmel to take her pulse Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! — an effort to mock the Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy theories that she is in poor health.

"Rudy Giuliani was on Fox News yesterday and today, and he's saying you seem to be sick, you look tired, etc. etc." Kimmel said, asking why Clinton thinks the Trump campaign and its surrogates are pushing the conspiracy theory.

"Take my pulse, while I'm talking to you, make sure I'm alive," Clinton said jokingly, before answering Kimmel's question.

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"Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months, so with every breath I take I feel like it's a ... new lease on life," Clinton joked. "I don't know why they are saying this. On the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy, just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. On the other hand, it just absolutely makes no sense. I don't go around questioning Donald Trump's health. As far as I can tell, he's as healthy as a horse."

Aside from mocking the health-related conspiracy theories, Clinton also opened up about how she deals with Trump's attacks — including Trump's charge that Clinton and President Barack Obama are the "co-founders of ISIS." (Spoiler alert: They're not.)

"I don't get upset anymore because I'd be upset all the time, so I don't get upset," Clinton said. "I think it's crazy, but then I think, this is like giving aid and comfort to the bad guys. I think there's enough evidence now that when Trump talks the way he talks it actually helps the terrorists because they make a case, as they made with this comment, 'Oh, well see, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama they created ISIS, we heard this from Donald Trump, who's running for president, he's the Republican nominee.'"

Clinton also joked about how she is preparing to debate Trump in the fall, asking Kimmel for his help in crafting strategy.

"You have to prepare, but I watched a lot of his debates during the primaries, and he insulted all of his opponents, he insulted all of the moderators, he insulted about 80% of the American people and the rest of the world, and so how do you prepare for that?" Clinton said.

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"You've got to be prepared for, like, wacky stuff that comes at you," she continued. "I am drawing on my experience in elementary school. You know, the guy who pulled your ponytail."


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