RUSH: Now I know they’re trying to make it look like Hillary’s health problems are common, like everybody gets pneumonia. In fact, it’s so common, practically everybody on the staff has a strain of it. Poor old Robby Mook’s got it! Bill Clinton’s out there saying (impression), “Yeah, it just happens to her all the time. She falls on her face all the time. This is nothing new.”
You know, he’s trying to help he’s trying to help her out but he made it look even worse. He’s talking to Charlie Rose. In fact, let’s go to these sound bites. Grab number four. This is last night on CBS Evening News. They played a preview of last night’s interview with Clinton and Charlie Rose. In this clip Charlie Rose says, “Is what happened that she got dehydrated? Because when you look at her collapse in that video, we wonder if it’s not more serious than dehydration.”
CLINTON: Well, if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors … Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated. She’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state and as a senator and in the years since.
RUSH: (impression) “Oh, yeah, she works like a demon, she’s secretary of state and she was in the Senate. She was just working like a demon out there and just got dehydrated.” Who gets dehydrated sitting behind their desk? The Green Bay Packers played the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. The on field feel-like temperature was over a hundred degrees. Now there you’re talking dehydration. Now, they deal with it in the NFL.
Players now get IVs before the game. They get IV fluid as part of the pregame meal. In fact, you know that has become standard at a Super Bowl, even when the Super Bowl’s played in a climate-controlled place — even in a dome –the players will get IVs even before kickoff. I’ve also got a story here that says Hillary refuses to drink water, that you can really get in trouble if you’re on her staff and you suggest she drink water. She hates it. Don’t ask me why. Don’t ask me why. But she doesn’t apparently like water.
Now, I thought, frankly, water was something you couldn’t do without and stay alive, but… (interruption) “Maybe she likes hot sauce.” Maybe she’s a vampire, maybe she’s one of those bloodsuckers out there that doesn’t need water. Do we ever really see her in the daytime? Look what happened to her in the daytime. We saw her in the daytime on Sunday 9/11 thing; look what happened. Sunglasses. By the way, those sunglasses?
Have you seen those dark blue shades? Here’s another thing. You know, you can’t stop this stuff from happening. You get all these supposed experts out there, and many of them doctors, are weighing in. Apparently, because the sunglasses are so ugly (I mean, there’s nothing fashionable about them) some experts are saying that they’re anti-seizure sunglasses. They work by restricting certain frequencies of light, and so they block out certain colors of the spectrum, and that ostensibly helped with seizures.
Whatever, it didn’t look good. She was the only one wearing shades in any picture that you saw that was a group photo. Clinton himself in this bite doesn’t sound all that strong! Did you hear his voice? You know, I have bouts of hoarseness. I mean, I’m the first to admit it. Can’t hide it, don’t try to. But listen to the next bite. This is Charlie Rose saying, “Well, is what happened is she got dehydrated? ‘Cause when you look at her collapse…”
Wait a minute… Oh, wait a minute! Oh! Wait a minute! Wait a minute! CBS cleaned up a mistake that Clinton made. Wait a minute! We gotta go back and play number four again, because I’m looking here at 4A and it’s the same thing. But there’s one word that… (muttering) Okay. Hang on here a minute. (interruption) Yeah, but trying to figure out which is which. Look, here, play cut four. You know what the question is —
CLINTON: Well, if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors … Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated.
RUSH: Okay. Okay.
CLINTON: She’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state and as —
RUSH: Okay, I done got it. I done got it. That is what they aired. In the full interview, which is not what they aired. You see it on their website. In the full interview, he says it happens “frequently.” Here is the full interview that they edited. You’re gonna hear something in the first line here that you didn’t hear in the bite you just heard.
CLINTON: Well, if it is it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors because frequently — not frequently. That’s not… Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated.
RUSH: Right. So here’s what happened. In the original interview, Clinton said what you just heard him say. (impression) “You know, it’s a mystery out there, I mean, to me and all her doctors ’cause frequently… I mean, not frequently. That’s not a… It’s rarely. Rarely! That’s what I meant to say! But on more than one occasion.” They cut that out in the broadcast version. They helped Clinton clean it up! So in the broadcast version (impression), “Well, if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors … Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things happened to her…”
He actually said, “[B]ecause frequently — not frequently. That’s not… Rarely,” and that is where he stepped in it. He says it’s frequent, and they edited it out. You know, that reminds me in the 2004 campaign. CBS was interviewing John Kerry, and he did so badly, they let him do a do-over. His answers to the questions he was being asked were so atrocious that they let him do it again, and here they’re editing Clinton to make it look less damaging to Hillary. But even at that, you hear his voice?
And his voice is not strong in any way, shape, manner, or form. I just… Then you’ve got Cokie Roberts over here. This is the second day that this story’s had legs. “This morning on NPR’s Morning Edition, journalist and author Cokie Roberts indicated that many of the establishment Democrats may be getting antsy over the renewed speculation of Hillary Clinton’s health. … ‘It’s taking her off of the campaign trail,’ said Roberts [yesterday] morning… But as for members of the Democratic [P]arty, ‘It has them very nervously beginning to whisper about her stepping aside and finding another candidate.'”
And then The Politico: “Former DNC Chairman Calls for Clinton Contingency Plan.” That’d be Don Fowler. Don Fowler, head of the DNC “from 1995 to 1997, during Bill Clinton’s presidency.” So, look, I maintain that the things I mentioned to you yesterday are still true and operative. This is Day Two that she’s not doing fundraisers out in California. I think it’s much more serious, and this pneumonia is a convenient thing.
But they could have announced this a couple of days before they did and they could have used that as an excuse for making the deplorables comment. They could have gotten her out of a lot of messes. But here’s the big thing. We noticed it, too, yesterday, and talked about it then. She nearly collapses. She looks unable to move getting in that van after having left the 9/11 event. I mean, it’s bad. She looks like she’s seizing and is unable to walk on her own power.
She walks, tries to get in the van and just collapses, and they basically prop her up by the armpits and they shove her in there, as it was stated, “like a side of beef.” Somebody said that, not me. Just threw her in there. And then they made the decision not to go to the hospital. Why didn’t they go to the hospital? They didn’t want anybody at an emergency room to find out what’s really wrong. They didn’t want to be put in a position of having to trust ER doctors that they don’t know.
I mean, after all, it’s a Democrat nominee; it’s Hillary Clinton. Even though it’s New York, you can’t describe there won’t be somebody in there who is not a Hillary supporter will find out what’s going on and leak it to someplace. So they made the decision that keeping her out of the ER. Subordinating her health was preferable! Keeping her at greater risk was a greater thing politically to do, a more sensible political thing to do than take her to the hospital.
That tells me this is much more than pneumonia. If all it is is pneumonia, okay, so she’s got pneumonia. She fell from it, she’s got a attack, she got weak. You go to the ER. If she’s dehydrated, give her couple IVs, send her on her way. If all of this is pneumonia, the ER will confirm it and that’s that. It’s obviously not pneumonia. It’s obviously not “just” pneumonia. I should not say obviously. I’m not a doctor. But it looks, folks, very much like it’s more than that. And I really do have great concern for her, whatever it is.
Like we said yesterday, she could be a person that doesn’t age well, and I don’t mean looks. I’m talking about some people, they just get old fast. It just depends on so many things. It could be that she’s got something far greater wrong than pneumonia. It could be a neurological disease. I mean, they’ve announced she’s on these blood thinners. She’s had concussions. Who knows. But the fact that they wouldn’t take her to the hospital because they couldn’t run the risk that somebody there would find out what’s really wrong?
So they must have a hell of a medical setup at Chappaqua. Because that’s where she went after she left her daughter’s ER room. She went back up to the Chappaqua family estate. They must have a pretty well stocked medical facility in their house if they’ve made the decision that they just can’t take her to hospitals. Stop and think about that just in and of itself. She’s a Democrat candidate for president, and you can’t take her to a hospital for fear of what might be learned there.