Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to the press on Saturday after the bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey and the knife attack in Minnesota. Viewers noticed that Clinton seemed rather drowsy and “off” even for her.
Clinton’s demeanor during her remarks to the press called into question her readiness to take the “3 a.m. phone call” that will inevitably be required of the next president.
In the beginning of her remarks, Clinton referenced the “bombings” but later, when reporters brought up that GOP nominee Donald Trump used the word bomb at an event earlier, in an effort to criticize him, Clinton went on to claim that it was “important to know the facts.”
Hillary Clinton, on her campaign plane, responds to explosion in NYC pic.twitter.com/4tfyUE2vNc
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 18, 2016
While it is true to know the facts, Clinton called the attacks “bombings” at the outset of her remarks because that is what happened – just as Trump called it a “bomb” because that was a fact.
Not only did Clinton criticize Trump for something she said just seconds earlier, but she also seemed visibly out of it. Clinton appeared to either be heavily medicated or woozy from illness – maybe even both.
> confirmed IED explosion
> confirmed a pressure cooker 2nd IED
> "was an intentional act"
> "not terrorism"
Am I living in 1984? #Chelsea
— Агент КГБ Deplorable (@FacMagnaAmerica) September 18, 2016
The media tried to downplay the severity of the attacks. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to call the attacks what they were – terrorist attacks- and called them instead “intentional acts.”
As former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “Almost by definition, when you explode a bomb in an area, it’s terrorism.”
“You don’t avoid things (by) trying to sound too euphemistic — because nobody will trust you. Saying it’s ‘Islamic terrorism’ is jumping too far. To say this is an ‘act of terror’ is perfectly accurate,” Giuliani added.
Democrats are not up to the job of handling terrorism because they refuse to handle it head on. In Clinton’s case, her inability is not just due to her party affiliation, but also due to her failing health.
If Clinton seems this out of it during a late evening call, what will she be like at 3 a..m.?