“Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like I have a new lease on life,” Clinton quipped to Kimmel, according to CNN and other reports. “I don’t know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand it is part of the wacky strategy — just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you.”
Kimmel had Clinton open a jar of pickles to show that she was strong. Watch the video below.
Clinton said that it “absolutely makes no sense” to spread the rumors about her health. “I don’t go around questioning Donald Trump’s health. As far as I can tell, he’s as healthy as a horse.”
Drudge Report has linked to stories that have called into question Clinton’s health, and even former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump supporter, recently cited the Internet rumors in an appearance on Fox News. The Clinton campaign even released a statement from her personal physician in which he wrote that she is in “excellent health.”
Kimmel at one point even took Clinton’s pulse.
This was Clinton’s third visit to Kimmel’s show.
Clinton also said that she was planning to draw “off my experiences from elementary school” in preparing for her debates with Trump.
Update: In another part of the interview, Kimmel had Clinton read a random tweet from Donald Trump that she picked out of a hat. Trump’s “mean tweet” was an insult directed at Rosie O’Donnell, and although Clinton read it, she also said it was “not funny.” Greg Hernandez of Gay Star News reports that O’Donnell said that it was “disappointing” that Clinton even read the tweet.