Is Hillary Clinton dead?
“We begin with the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s death,” opened ABC news anchor Joe Torres during the evening news, prompting another death hoax story to flood the Internet once more.
After the presidential hopeful collapsed during the 9/11 memorial day, many begun questioning her declining health. Initial speculations that led to her incident ranged from a past concussion injury, stress, and other possible factors.
Her campaign team eventually revealed that Clinton had been suffering from pneumonia, and simply refused to rest putting more stress on her body. Amateur footage showed the candidate fumbling to her van, requiring the assistance of several members of her staff. The video clip of Clinton can be seen below.
After her collapse, Clinton was brought to her daughter’s nearby residence. Hours later, the presidential hopeful emerged, sharing that she was feeling much better.
So Clinton, is obviously alive, well and in good spirits (aside from all the other backlash she has been receiving since the incident). But the same cannot be said for the ABC news anchor.
With the network already under fire, a WABC spokesman claimed that Torres was supposed to say “health” rather than death. Despite the mistake, though, the reporter never made the effort to correct himself about the misleading information.
“It was clear from the context of the story, the reporters’ information, and graphics on the screen that Secretary Clinton was alive and recovering,” stated the WABC representative.
Hillary Clinton conspiracy theories
Meanwhile, backlash for the false report is already reverberating around the internet, from people bashing the news, to others creating their own conspiracy theories about her “death.” Some are even claiming that the campaign team is hiding the information about her passing, and has simply hired a double to pose as the presidential candidate.
But again, Clinton is well and good, as her doctors would claim, and her team plans of releasing more updates on her health in the coming days.
“Additional medical information (will be releaed) from her doctor in the next few days to further put to rest any lingering concerns,” shared her campaign team. “But insist there are no other underlying conditions, the pneumonia is the extent of it.”
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