The internet has gone wild with speculation the past few days over a photo of Hillary Clinton appearing to be helped up a flight of stairs.
Here’s the photo in question:
The photo was taken back in February and appeared on Getty Images, but didn’t circulate widely until the past few days.
The photo fueled an immense amount of speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health. Breitbart, for instance, drew attention to their past reporting on various health problems of Clinton, including what they deemed “what could be a lingering brain condition that appeared after she suffered a blood clot.” My friend Mike Cernovich noted that one of Hillary’s handler carries a Diazepam pen, which is for patients who experience recurrent seizures.That’s just one side of the story. Here’s the other, courtesy of The Blaze. The Getty photo’s caption states that Clinton “slips as she walks up the stairs” into SC Strong, a nonprofit residential facility that helps former felons, addicts and homeless people reintegrate into self-sufficiency.
The Drudge Report even bannered the images on its site Sunday night with links of years when Clinton has supposedly fallen. Mediaite reported that the other links on the Drudge Report homepage included a YouTube video of Clinton stumbling as she boarded Air Force One in 2011 and a New York Times story about her treatment for a blood clot in 2013.
HILLARY CONQUERS THE STAIRS… pic.twitter.com/iUjVjwtGOn
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) August 7, 2016
So what are we to make of all of this? Seems like the Diazepam theory is a bit far fetched. Chances are, if Hillary were suffering from recurring seizures she would’ve had one during a rally already. The camera’s are on her practically 24/7 – except when she’s meeting with the FBI, of course. Still, perhaps the description on Getty images was being a bit “generous,” and she really was struggling to climb the set of stairs on her own. Who knows?
Just so we haven’t completely ruined everyone’s fun, we’ll leave you all with this clip of Hillary Clinton falling flat on her face back in 2011.
I’m sure there’s much more short-circuiting to come.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]