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WATCH: Unhealthy President Is An Unsafe President: Hillary’s Security Problem

Sunday, we saw how an unhealthy President who tried to hide it might compromise his or her own security.

The media is still denying that Hillary Clinton, if elected, will be an unhealthy President. I am not sure how much longer they can keep denying that something is wrong. Her campaign sometimes resembles a Weekend at Bernie’s movie.

One of the issues is national security. Notice, at the end of this video they mention that Clinton’s hasty departure from the situation involved a departure from standard Secret Service protocol.

The standard Secret Service protocol is obviously wise. They want to whisk their charges away and not leave them exposed as targets.

But because of “pneumonia” and being “overheated” (so we are told by the stenographer media directly from the Clinton campaign), Hillary ends up standing still and waiting for her transportation to arrive. The obedient media refused to shoot any footage. If it wasn’t for people with phones, they would now be denying that it ever happened.

But if people were able to take out their phones and shoot footage that easily, what would have stopped an assassin?

The only thing that made Hillary slightly less vulnerable as a target was her collapsing when she was led from her support pillar.

An unhealthy President, especially one who is trying to hide it, is a national security risk. Not only could the health problems lead to a crisis in leadership, but it could expose him or her to threats leading to a crisis in leadership.

Is the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton or Tim Kaine?

No wonder the Washington Post ran an editorial acknowledging the issue:

Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions about her health from the ranks of conservative conspiracy theory to perhaps the central debate in the presidential race over the coming days.

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.”

What that statement leaves out is that a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to follow her and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton’s overheating was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the eastern United States broke last night/this morning.)

Hillary Clinton’s knees buckling may be a sign of what happened to her chances of winning this election.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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