The Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, laughed off questions about her health and stamina during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night, arguing that the current speculation “makes no sense” because she doesn’t “go around questioning Donald Trump’s health.”
After Kimmel asked whether there was any truth to the rumors most recently raised by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Clinton extended her wrist and told the late-night host to take her pulse “to make sure I’m alive.”
“Back in October, the National Enquirer said I’d be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like it’s a new lease on life,” she quipped. “I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe.”
“I don’t know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand it’s part of the wacky strategy,” Clinton said of the GOP push to paint her as unhealthy. “On the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense.”
With the first general election debate approaching next month, Kimmel asked Clinton how she was preparing to face Trump.
“You’ve got to be prepared for wacky stuff. I’m planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school,” she said, noting that she also wanted Kimmel’s advice on how best to perform.
Later in the interview, Kimmel, acknowledging the continued fallout from the Democratic nominee’s use of a private email server, suggested that Clinton maybe considers “FaceTime” as an alternative to email.
“I think that’s actually really good advice,” she said with a smile. The grandmother of two often talks about how much she loves using the technology while on the road and said she would be “distraught” without it.