Hillary Clinton told Jimmy Kimmel that rumors about her health were just part of a "wacky" strategy from the Donald Trump campaign. Kimmel made her prove it.
Clinton appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday, her first late night talk show appearance since the Democratic National Convention in July. The Democratic presidential nominee and host Jimmy Kimmel discussed the biggest stories from the campaign trial, including allegations from Trump and other prominent alt-right conservatives that she is not in good health.
Despite no factual evidence and multiple testimonials from Clinton's doctor that she is in good health, Trump has accused Clinton of being not having the stamina or mental capacity to serve as President. Meanwhile, many other critics have gone as far as to accuse Clinton of having small seizures during campaign events.
"Back in October, the National Enquirer said I'd be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like it's a new lease on life," Clinton told Kimmel. "I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe. I don't know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand it's part of the wacky strategy. On the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense."
Kimmel, not satisfied, made Clinton prove her good health — by making her open a new jar of pickles. Clinton obliged.
Clinton and Kimmel also discussed the upcoming presidential debate with Trump. While Clinton has previously served as First Lady, as a Senator from New York and as Secretary of State, the Democratic nominee says another chapter in her resume would help her prepare for the insults Trump is likely to lob at her in the debate.
"On the one hand it is a serious chance for Americans to tune and, if they haven't made up their minds, to make up their minds, so I want to take it seriously and talk about what we can do and how important it is," Clinton said. "But you've got to be prepared for wacky stuff. I'm planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school."