Stephen Colbert Mocks Right-Wing Hillary Clinton Health Conspiracy Theories
Colbert: Rudy “Giuliani Says Just Diagnose Hillary On The Internet. Because If It’s On The Internet You Know It's True, OK?”
Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
From the August 23 edition of CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
STEPHEN COLBERT (HOST): Right now Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of being too ill, too frail to be commander in chief. So how do we know the truth? Well, former New York Mayor and guy who took away your Times Square porn Rudy Giuliani ... has a simple suggestion.
RUDY GIULIANI: Go online and put down "Hillary Clinton illness," take a look at the videos for yourself.
COLBERT: Yes. Yes. Giuliani says just diagnose Hillary on the internet. Because if it’s on the internet,you know it's true, OK? For instance, I put my symptoms into WebMD and found out I have started menopause.
So I took Giuliani at his word. I Googled "Hillary Clinton illness" and, this true, the very first result is "Giuliani fuels Clinton health rumors again and again." So let me get this straight, let me explain this to you. Here's what's happening. Giuliani says she's not healthy and then "look it up on the internet." And when you look it up on the internet, it says Giuliani says she's not healthy and to look it up on the internet. It's like it's an endless loop. It's like a snake with its tail in its mouth or a man with his head up his own ass.
Now I don't think that is exactly the video that Giuliani wanted you to find on the internet. I think the one he wanted you to find is this one.
CNN REPORTER: Conspiracy theorists have cooked up just about every condition for her. Brain damage? Check. Parkinson's? Check. Autism? Yup. Even syphilis.
COLBERT: Now these conspiracies started back in 2012 when Hillary Clinton fell down, hit her head and got a concussion, making her miss the first Benghazi hearings. And some people at the time accused her of faking it to get out of testifying. Then, couple of years later, those same people said not only was it not fake, but so serious that she suffered permanent brain damage. And they have proof, and it's this footage of her reacting to a crowd of reporters, which they say shows her having a seizure. And, even more recently, this damning footage from the Clinton convention of Hillary enjoying the celebration. Now, I'll admit, I’ll admit, that is not very presidential behavior.
But here's the thing. I also want to say this to the Trump people out there. I don't know why they keep saying things like "frail" or "weak" or "low energy." You're just tip-toeing around the medical condition that you're really upset about, one that she has that no other president in history has ever faced. Hillary Clinton has chronic no-penis.