Hillary Clinton is willing to do a lot to prove she’s fit enough to be president.
On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” she proved to the host that there was no truth to the mean-spirited speculation about her health, after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said she looked sick and tired.
Clinton asked Kimmel to “take my pulse, while I’m talking to you — make sure I’m alive.” Kimmel squeezed her wrist with his thumb and joked: “Oh my God, there’s nothing there!”
The Democratic hopeful went on to recall how the National Enquirer had predicted that she’d be dead in six months.
“With every breath I take, it’s like a new lease on life,” she said. “It just absolutely makes no sense, I don’t go around questioning Donald Trump’s health — as far as I know he’s as healthy as a horse.”
Kimmel had one last test for Clinton to prove she’s not on death’s door: he asked her to open a jar of pickles, which she did with ease.
As for Trump’s recent proclamation that she is the “co-founder of ISIS,” Clinton said: “I don’t get upset, I think it’s crazy. This is like giving aid and comfort to the bad guys … it actually helps the terrorists. It is crazy but also harmful.”
Earlier in his opening monologue, Kimmel took the opportunity to mock her rival by saying: “Donald Trump is trailing Clinton in I think every major poll except one, especially among African-Americans.
“According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, Clinton leads Trump among African-American voters by a margin of 91 percent to 1 percent. So over the weekend, Trump made an appeal to black voters — in front of an all white audience — said, ‘You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?’
“It’s basically the same pitch he uses when he proposes to his wives,” Kimmel quipped.
Clinton’s schedule of high-wattage Hollywood fundraisers this week includes an event at the home of NBA legend Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie; a big bash at the home of media mogul and longtime donor Haim Saban co-hosted by his wife Cheryl, Disney CEO Bob Iger, L.A. Olympics bid chief Casey Wasserman, Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn, Willow Bay, and MarketShare founder Jon Vein and his wife Ellen Goldsmith-Vein; a luncheon at the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel; two fundraisers in Laguna Beach, and then up north for a fundraiser at the home of CEO Tim Cook in Silicon.
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