Is Hillary Clinton’s health failing? Is she just plain-old accident prone? Or is the media just picking on her?
Whatever the explanation, it has happened again — Hillary has taken another fall.
Her first and probably most notorious tumble was in 2013, when she allegedly took a header in her own home the night before scheduled testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Benghazi committee.
She arrived at the testimony wearing a set of double-thick, special prism lenses typically prescribed for people experiencing double vision. During that hearing she infamously bellowed, “What difference does it make?” while answering tough questions about the deaths of four Americans.
Since then, Clinton has gone on to have numerous, uncontrollable coughing attacks. She also made worldwide headlines when she barely stumbled into an awaiting van while on the campaign trail — only making it in because of the steadying hands of secret service agents.
Well, Hillary’s currently in Europe on a book tour in the hopes someone over there will buy What Happened (because no one in the United States seems overly interested in her book), and she’s had to cancel several interviews due to — yep! — an injury suffered in yet another tumble.
Apparently, this time she broke her toe when she fell on some steps, holding a cup of coffee — and it resulted in a trip to the hospital and a whole lotta cancelled appearances.
This Morning host Philip Schofield posted a picture of Hillary’s solitary book on his interview couch on Snapchat, with the comment: “Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton … but she’s fallen over and hurt her foot!! Gutted.”
Here’s more reaction from the UK Daily Mail:
Hillary Clinton hobbled away from filming a British TV show interview on crutches Monday after breaking her toe falling down some stairs.
The former presidential candidate arrived wearing a surgical boot to the BBC program The Graham Norton Show, as she revealed she took a tumble in high heels while holding a cup of coffee.
The embarrassing fall forced her to pull out of a series of scheduled TV and radio appearances earlier today including ITV’s This Morning and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.
Recalling her tumble, she said: “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand; I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.”
“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.” She added: “I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”
Clinton, 69, has been in the UK promoting her memoirs, What Happened, which documents her shock defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Host Jane Garvey, on Women’s Hour, told listeners initially that her star guest was delayed, but then posted on Twitter: “I’d read the book and everything. Apologies.”
Clinton underwent an X-ray this afternoon before deciding to appear on Norton’s chat show.
Clinton, whose campaign to defeat Donald Trump last year saw her stumble and needing help from aides, had spent the weekend undergoing several publicity dates, as well as receiving an honorary degree from Swansea University.
After one host complained that Clinton had missed her interview, her spokesman tweeted a picture of Clinton wearing a special boot during the appearance on Norton’s show.
HRC on The Graham Norton Show, joking about how she caught her heel on some steps & twisted her ankle earlier today. Back to the book tour! pic.twitter.com/Fk30HLjNat
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 16, 2017
Clinton has taken other famous headers, too, including the time when, as Secretary of State, she took a literal face plant into her airplane.
That fall was just months after a tumble at the White House that resulted in a broken elbow. Several others have occurred since that one, too.
But let’s remember, people, that clumsiness isn’t exactly a partisan issue — anyone still remember all the accidents Gerald Ford had while he was the president? Or the Saturday Night Live skits that made fun of him?
Well, now the shoe’s on the other foot.
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]