During a campaign speech on Monday in Cleveland, OH, Hillary Clinton had a coughing fit that lasted upwards of two minutes. She joked that it was a result of being allergic to Donald Trump (sarcastic, but not that sarcastic, right?).
But a lot of pro-Trump right-wingers immediately assumed Clinton's cough was a sign of her imminent death and brought up similar coughing fits that she's succumbed to, like in 2015 during the Benghazi hearing.
The #HackingHillary hashtag began trending on Twitter, the media treated it like a huge story, and the comedians did what they do best—hate themselves. No, sorry, they just made jokes.
maybe the reason hillary clinton was coughing so much was because she was choking on the republican party's bullshit.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) September 6, 2016
Just seeing these reports about Hillary coughing during a speech & I'm voting for Trump now. I'm a single-issue voter. That issue? Coughing— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) September 6, 2016