Chris takes a look at recent health concerns of Hillary Clinton's, and her calling half of Donald Trump's supporters deplorable.
Should Sen. Heitkamp renounce her support for Secretary Clinton after these comments?
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Chris Berg: Deplorable. Rough weekend for Hillary Clinton. Let’s get to work. Welcome to 630 POV. I’m Chris Berg. We'll start with Hillary Clinton’s health scare. It happened yesterday after the 9/11 commemoration event in New York City. Remember last week, we showed you a couple of Secretary Clinton’s coughing fits on the campaign trail. Raised questions about her health. I think the real question we should be asking, what is the truth? What is the truth about her health status today? The reason I bring this up is because of what the campaign telling us up until yesterday. Let’s start with the recent coughing fits. What I’m show you is on stage in Ohio. The other is on her new plane with the press gaggle.
Hillary Clinton: Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic. [coughing].
CB: I did like the trump line about the allergic thing. Obviously this raises questions about Clinton’s health. Especially her campaign. This is the tough part. When people are raising questions, this is how her campaign responded.
Naked Gun Film: “Nothing to see here. Please disperse. Nothing to see here.”
CB: I love that movie. They said the coughing fits were nothing. Yesterday she was at the 9/11 event in New York City. She ended up leaving earlier than she expected. Here is the video. This is a challenge to watch. She waiting for a security vehicle and you can see her helped up to just stand there. She ended up losing her balance as she tries to enter the vehicle. So I just feel bad for her right there.so this video, social media goes absolutely crazy after the video surfaced. Original reports that Secretary Clinton overheated. She was taken to Chelsea’s home and she comes out saying this.
HC: Great. Feeling great.
CB: She obviously says she is feeling great. Shortly after that comment, her doctor releases a statement saying that secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. Friday she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her schedule. That goes back to what I’m getting at. Everyone wants Secretary Clinton to be healthy, but the question is, what is the truth about her health? She did cancel a trip to Cali where she was scheduled to do some campaigning there. Bottom line, I feel like many of you, we hope that secretary Clinton gets well soon. She gets back on the campaign trail and gets ready for this big debate coming up. Only you and I can imagine how grueling the campaign trail must be. We want to add some levity to the situation, because it may be more serious.to do that, remember when Secretary Clinton was on the Jimmy Kimmel show. This is what she did to show she is just fine.
Jimmy Kimmel: Can you open this jar of pickles?
[Clinton opens jar – laughter/applause].
CB: I would love to know your thoughts on secretary Clinton’s health situation.do you feel this is a big deal or not? Do you feel this is pneumonia or something else? Please safe your point of view. Let’s move on to the "basket of deplorable" comments. She was at a fundraiser hosted by Barbra Streisand.
HC: Grossly generalistic.you can put half of trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.
CB: She goes on to say, right after that, some of those folks -- this is the part that is not being covered. She says, "They are irredeemable. But thankfully they are not American.” I just think that is shocking. Some of those folks that I just mentioned, the irredeemable and "not America.” I don't know how you get over this one. If you watch 630 POV you know we've talked about this before. If you ask to be put in a governing position, you don't just govern the people that agree with you or the ones that vote for you. You have to govern all of the people that obviously right now are Americans. Take a moment and examine her statement for a second. She said the sexist and homophobic.
This is coming from a woman who accepted money from Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, they will kill you for being a home sexual. Is that homophobic. They don't let women out of the house without a chaperone. More deplorable is that a woman needs four witnesses to prove if she was sexually assaulted or not. That’s sexist. Also, to top it off, she is aware of Clinton’s closest aid, the assistant editor of his family journal called the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Talk about sexism. Google this journal and find out what it says about women's rights.it is very deplorable. Pun intended. Clinton released a statement after the deplorable. The opening line says this. “Last night I was grossly generalistic and that is never a good idea. I regret saying half, that was wrong.”
Does that mean more than half, less than half? I’m not sure, after that statement. Let us know about your thoughts. Also, remember Senator Heitkamp supports Hillary Clinton. Is Senator Heitkamp going to denounce Clinton for calling many Americans, including right near in North Dakota, a basket of deplorables? I remember the pundits locally calling on Congressman Cramer, you must denounce your support for trump. We’ll ask for Heitkamp to denounce her support of Clinton. Showing in a head-to-head matchup, 60% of North Dakotans are voting, the basket of deplorables is 30% of Trump supporters right here in North Dakota are deplorable and irredeemable.
Senator Heitkamp we reached out to you for a statement. Of course you refused to get back to us. We call on you, as soon as you can to come out a statement that denounces Secretary Clinton a "basket of deplorables and irredeemable.” Senator Heitkamp, it's the right thing to do.