As Twitchy reported, Andrea Mitchell got herself in hot water with Hillary Clinton’s supporters in mid-August, in the days before the Democrat nominee decided to open up a bit and allow the press to travel with her on her campaign plane.
Finding herself within Clinton’s hearing range following a campaign rally, Mitchell asked, “Can you tell us how your health is?” Clinton simply cackled a bit and moved on, but the question alone was enough to open up Mitchell to charges of sexism, “hate speak,” and a bias against Clinton (yeah, right).
Following a rally in North Carolina Thursday, Clinton held an actual press conference, and Mitchell again stepped in it with Clinton’s supporters by asking why her running mate, Tim Kaine, wasn’t told of her illness.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 15, 2016
Who's the dumb ass reporter asking about her illness and her relationship with Tim Kaine? #msnbc
— T.H.C. (@THC1) September 15, 2016
.@mitchellreports Q at presser: "Why didn't you tell Kaine abt pneumonia on Fri? What does that say abt relationship?" Women everywhere: smh
— Old Lady Dem (@oldladydem) September 15, 2016
I really don't want Andrea Mitchell anywhere near Clinton. Talk about media BS @MSNBC
— The Borg Queen (@The_Borg_Queen_) September 15, 2016
I just heard andrea mitchell ask Hillary if the fact that Tim Kaine did not know about her episode in advance hurt their relationship. WTH?
— Happier than I Look (@stevgole) September 15, 2016
— mjrb (@maddyjrbrown) September 15, 2016
What is wrong with you Andrea? Do you hate her that much? Are you jealous? No one trusts you
— DaphneDoGood (@DaphneDoGood1) September 15, 2016
— Imrich & Jennifer (@Patriotintn) September 15, 2016
— Fielding Mellish (@n64k) September 15, 2016
— P Baird (@farandwee) September 15, 2016
— Cooper (@kodaackan) September 15, 2016
This has been a crazy campaign cycle, but we’re well through the looking glass when people are accusing Andrea Mitchell of being a surrogate for Donald Trump. CNN and some other media outlets are going to be in big trouble too.
— POLITICO (@politico) September 15, 2016
Hillary refuses to say when she informed Tim Kaine she had pneumonia https://t.co/EfGku0FuSC
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 15, 2016
Is it so wrong to ask if Clinton let her running mate know she was ill? Not to be pedantic or blow things out of proportion, but the next vice president certainly will have a vested interest in the president’s health and well being.
Great Q at Clinton presser (not sure which reporter asked): did you tell Tim Kaine about your diagnosis on Friday? No answer from Clinton.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton won't say when her running mate, Tim Kaine, learned of her pneumonia diagnosis. Simply explained: "My senior staff knew"
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) September 15, 2016
Hillary dodges question in press conference about when/how she told Tim Kaine she had been diagnosed with pneumonia
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) September 15, 2016
Clinton was asked twice WHEN she told Tim Kaine about pneumonia and didn't answer
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 15, 2016
Do they actually talk? What was the point of publishing a (massive flop of a) book called “Stronger Together” with Kaine on the cover if she’s just going to “power through” on her own?
"I communicated with him, I talked with him last night” -Hillary Clinton says when asked if she told Tim Kaine when she was diagnosed on Fri
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 15, 2016
Clinton says she spoke to Tim Kaine last night. "I feel very comfortable and confident about our relationship," she says
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 15, 2016
“We’ve communicated. I’m not going to go into our personal conversations.” — Hillary Clinton on Tim Kaine.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 15, 2016
— Deplorable P Kelly (@chemistpam) September 15, 2016
— Brad Bailey (@BradBaileyTX) September 15, 2016
— Alex P Keaton (@I_Hate_Hippies) September 15, 2016
Memo to Tim Kaine— Hope you like being in the dark pal!
— Michael Shea (@cirrusdriver) September 15, 2016