Donna Brazile, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, recently caused a ruckus among her party with details from her recent book. She has been the target of anger, frustration, and even dismissal due to her negative portrayal of former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
In her recently released book, Hacks, Donna Brazile made a stunning remark about Hillary Clinton. Brazile believed that Clinton’s compromised health resulted in her making the “basket of deplorables” comment that damaged Clinton’s image, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon.
Brazile noted that just before Clinton made the “basket of deplorables” comment, it was the first time she thought Clinton “did not look well.” She claimed Clinton’s “eyes were glazed” and “her skin looked pale and papery” along with being “wobbly on her feet.” Clinton was wracked with such a “rattled cough” and puffiness of her face that Brazile suggested Clinton seek medical care.
Brazile claims that shortly after the conversation, Clinton took the stage and made the infamous comment against supporters of Donald Trump. “Then she said something that, had she been in better health, I don’t think she would have said,” Brazile wrote, then going on to question whether or not Clinton even realized she was speaking at a public event.
Brazile wrote, “Did she not understand where she was? This was a public event … not one of those cozy little backyard fundraisers where I’d heard her speak freely knowing that her statements were not likely to leak outside that gathering.”
Clinton’s medical issues became a huge topic of discussion during the 2016 presidential campaign after her fainting spell at the 9/11 memorial service–just two days after her “deplorables” comment. The shocking display resulted in speculation of various medical conditions. Video clips of her fainting circulated around the internet and other media outlets around the world.
Her campaign dismissed all the claims and concerns as nothing — chalking it up to the heat of the day, even though at the time it was in the low 80s, and also claimed Clinton had the flu. Brazile even criticized the excuses, calling it a “stupid explanation” and a “huge blunder.”
“What? Who thought that up?” Brazile wrote of the excuses. “They made her sound menopausal, which was unlikely in a woman at the age of sixty-seven … they offered up this ‘overheated’ nonsense that sounded like a lie.”
Clinton had at least five fainting spells, and several instances in which her aides had to help her up stairs or into vehicles.
These instances, in addition to Clinton’s persistent coughing, led those to investigate her medical history to look for answers. The Washington Times reported in 2016: “In addition to the arrhythmia and leaking heart valve, Hillary suffers from chronic low blood pressure, insufficient blood flow, a tendency to form life-threatening blood clots, and troubling side effects from her medications.”
Brazile admitted to feeling anxious over Clinton’s health, and the “anemic” state of the Clinton campaign. She considered removing Clinton as the Democrat Party nominee, citing Joe Biden as the most suitable replacement. Yet she admitted, seemingly in reluctance, that, “Even if Hillary was ill and the campaign had its weaknesses, the effort to replace her would be divisive.”
Is Hillary’s health slipping?
In response to criticisms of her book, Brazile had some strong words. “This is a lesson of 2016. If I released it next year, they would say, ‘Donna, you’re impacting our 2018 [races]’ … For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago. You know what I tell them? ‘Go to hell’. I’m going to tell my story.”
Brazile’s book shows a pattern of secrecy, lack of ethics, and corruption prevalent in the Democrat Party. Additionally, it shows what tremendous lengths the Hillary Clinton campaign went to lie to the American people and cover up for Clinton. It was fortunate for all Americans that she did not win the presidential race.