This was a big news week for Hillary Clinton. After a video captured the Democratic nominee stumbling while getting into a car after leaving a 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony in NYC on Sunday, the Internet went wild with attacks on her ability to be an effective President. Critics wasted no time in claiming that she is unfit to serve as POTUS.
Initially, Clinton’s camp said that she felt “overheated” and needed to leave the ceremony early. It was later revealed that Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia late last week, but powered through her scheduled appearances anyway. Patton Oswalt took to Twitter Sunday night to defend Clinton, with the following:
That’s actually a pretty good point, Mr. Oswalt. He went on to voice his political opinions a little more *strongly* in his next Tweet:
Comments on Clinton’s health are certainly not new, and we can’t help but wonder if her gender has something to do with it, since they definitely help to paint the candidate as somehow weak and feeble (even when her main opponent is older than she is). Especially since Clinton’s longtime doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, confirmed her overall health in a previous statement.
Let’s not forget what Meryl Streep said at the DNC about women who are the first to do anything:
Grit and grace, y’all. Can we get an AMEN!