A few weeks back, Jimmy Kimmel laughed off “conspiracy theories” about Hillary’s health by conducting an “in-depth” assessment of her physical conditioning by asking her to open a jar of pickles on the air (we wrote about it here). On that show, Hillary responded to reports that her health was deteriorating by saying that she feels like she is in an “alternative universe” and laughed off any questions about her health and stamina, arguing that the current speculation “makes no sense” because she doesn’t “go around questioning Donald Trump’s health.”
Fast forward a couple of weeks and, after Hillary’s “medical episode” this weekend, Kimmel had to backtrack slightly as he concluded in his recent opening monologue that “Clinton conspiracy theories would be harder to believe if they didn’t actually come true.”
“Hillary Clinton was supposed to be in California today… but she had to cancel the trip because of illness. You probably know Hillary was coughing a lot in public last week and then yesterday she was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial because she was feeling faint. Turns out on Friday Clinton’s doctor had diagnosed her with pneumonia but they kept it secret until this happened and they were forced to admit it. You know, these conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health would be a lot harder to believe if they didn’t actually come true.”
Here is the original “pickle jar” video:
We also recommend the the following “Pickle-Gate” skit where Kimmel addresses conspiracy theories about whether he rigged the pickle jar to make it easier for Clinton to open.