Remember the good old days of 2013, when Sen. Marco Rubio’s sip of water during his response to the State of the Union address inspired CNN to run the video in super-slow motion accompanied by the label, “CAREER-ENDER?”
Who’s laughing now? Hillary Clinton’s medical episode Sunday morning, which has since been attributed to dehydration and pneumonia, might have been brought on by the candidate’s aversion to drinking water. How could we possibly know this? Because Politico on Monday published “The Inside Story of Clinton’s Sick Day,” which includes details about the candidate’s drinking habits, or lack thereof.
— POLITICO (@politico) September 12, 2016
No one wants to tell Hillary Clinton she has to drink water? It’s actually not at all hard to believe, considering the tone of some of the emails turned over detailing her interactions with her staff at the State Department.
The real issue is chronic dehydration, exacerbated by her lung problem and Clinton’s reluctance to drink water, which has become a source of tension with her staff.
“She won’t drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,” said a person in her orbit – who described a frenzied rehydration mission that included multiple bottles of water and Gatorade.
It looks like the former first lady didn’t exactly soak up current first lady Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” initiative, intended to inspire kids to drink more water. Remember that one?
"Probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water," says Mrs. Obama about ways to stay healthy.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 12, 2013
“You try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water.” https://t.co/Xdni6fax6B
— Sasha Issenberg (@sissenberg) September 12, 2016
No way. You tell her.
does Clinton hate water? who leaked? cue Water-gate https://t.co/EUvHu7Xkew
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 12, 2016
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 12, 2016
— (((Suki))) (@suekhi) September 12, 2016
She's obviously an aquaphobe. pic.twitter.com/6TnJFOMfqZ
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) September 12, 2016
Somebody ask the candidates (including Johnson/Stein, please) about their plan to deal with dihydrogen monoxide
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) September 12, 2016
Well, Clinton's staff is trying to talk her into drinking more of it. https://t.co/eS2LL9QN3Y
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 12, 2016
1. The Hillary won't drink water spin is terrible 2. It's so unbelievable it's preposterous 3. If it were true she's an idiot
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) September 12, 2016
This is actually a common problem with old people. No joke. https://t.co/E7GlPUnop4
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) September 12, 2016
@jyarow that's a symptom of rabies…
— John Goodwin (@goody37) September 12, 2016
Hillary just needs my mother there goading her to drink water while she's sick and she'll be fine.
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) September 12, 2016
Hold the presses everyone: within a matter of hours, Slate dove in to rescue the Clinton campaign from all of this “won’t drink water” nonsense.
— Slate (@Slate) September 12, 2016
Honestly, no one cares. But Slate offered several pieces of evidence to refute the claim that Clinton doesn’t drink water anyway, including three videos from as far back as 2013 showing Clinton … drinking water. Not only that; Slate cited an interview in which Clinton told Katie Couric in 2008, “I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.” Thank goodness for Google, huh?
@Slate what a fucking ridiculous headline.
— (((Nick))) ＼(^o^)／ (@skorpyos) September 12, 2016
@Slate you've really outVoxed yourself this time, Slate
— Sheriff Boyardee (@HoffBeat) September 12, 2016