Yet again, Hillary Clinton’s messaging to a supportive audience has been interrupted by a severe coughing fit.
A video posted online shows her at a recent appearance before a supportive fan base at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.
Part way through her address, she starts coughing.
The hacking continues for half a minute while she’s virtually unable to talk, then she gets out a cough drop. She sips water. She still coughs.
She tries to continue, with a voice like a bad case of laryngitis.
At a minute-and-a-half, she’s still coughing.
At two minutes.
At nearly three minutes, she’s recovering but still clearly affected.
WND had reported only about two weeks earlier on her issues with coughing.
The videos do little to quell rumors the former U.S. secretary of state is in poor health as she campaigns to be the Democrat nominee for president.
At that time, the 68-year-old Clinton had to stop a speech in West Des Moines, Iowa, to try and compose herself after a hacking attack.
“@HillaryClinton has coughing attack at West Des Moines event, may be unable to finish remarks,” Amy Chozick of the New York Times said then on Twitter.
Clinton’s health has been a question of speculation since her last coughing fit before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Oct. 22, 2015. Media titan Matt Drudge called Clinton’s apparent health issues the “biggest revelation” of the Benghazi hearings.
“Hillary health was biggest revelation at hearing. Coughing fit. Slow-speaking, obviously induced by meds. Choose not to believe if you must,” Drudge tweeted.
Clinton’s campaign released a health statement in July confirming hypothyroidism as well as allergies. The former secretary of state takes Armour Thyroid to treat an underactive thyroid.
Armour Thyroid can also be used to prevent certain types of enlarged thyroid glands and to manage thyroid cancer, Fox News reported July 31.
The former first lady also sustained a concussion after falling inside her home in December 2012. She was given blood thinners for a blood clot in her head and returned to work Jan. 7, 2013.
It was only two days ago that Clinton laughed off a question by an Iowa voter who asked if she “was really not equipped to be in the White House” because of health issues. The audience member said she heard stories about Clinton’s health on Fox News.
“Oh my. Well, you know, they say nearly anything about me. I’ve got to tell you,” Clinton, said, ABC News reported Saturday. “There are several themes they keep beating the drums on. I’ll match my endurance against anybody. And last spring, my doctor put out a letter and you know, said what great health.”