Members of the press finally got a chance to ask Hillary Clinton questions directly but were cut short by the Democratic presidential nominee’s coughing fit.
After Clinton’s cough-filled speech in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, she addressed questions from journalists aboard the campaign plane for about 30 minutes. She covered topics from her emails, the FBI summary report on her interview, classified information and Russia before succumbing to another coughing spell.
Clinton made statements about her new book & Russia/hacking, and then took 7 questions from reporters before excusing herself bc of a cough.
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 5, 2016
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 5, 2016
— Renegade Jew (@DraftRyan2016) September 5, 2016
Of course, the coughing interruption opened the door for questions about her health and the conspiracy theories surrounding it.
She also addressed conspiracy theories about her health pic.twitter.com/AJCqqima8O
— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) September 5, 2016
All the journalists on that plane earlier should apologize for aggravating Hillary’s press allergy. There’s a REASON she keeps her distance!
— Hillary PR Team (@OnMessageForHer) September 5, 2016
Hillary had ANOTHER coughing fit on the plane with journalists. Conveniently meant she didn’t have to take many questions. #HackingHillary
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 5, 2016
And speaking of journalists, Twitchy had this to say about the so-called racial diversity of the on-board press:
“Let’s hope the pilot has some industrial-grade sunglasses; get a load of the impressive racial diversity of the reporters on board.”
This is from Hillary’s plane, and those aren’t reporters, they’re fans. pic.twitter.com/FPHuLGEzDZ
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) September 5, 2016
One has to wonder about the press who travel with a candidate and still purport to advance those hard-hitting questions.
It tells you something–and nothing good–that becomes news when reporters travel on the same plane as the presidential candidates.
— Dan Balz (@danbalz) September 5, 2016
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— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 5, 2016
@CounterMoonbat Andrea Mitchell has actual lust in her eyes there. My God, the press has failed us.
— Ryan Prong ن (@RyanProng) September 5, 2016
— Eric (@Ericb1980) September 5, 2016
— HueBernStein (@Hue_Man1970) September 5, 2016
— Cy Stanton (@CyStanton) September 5, 2016
@CounterMoonbat They’re not even embarrassed.
— Nick Avery (@Nick__InRaleigh) September 5, 2016
@CounterMoonbat They should have skipped the formality and put them all in crates in the luggage compartment.
— Searching For North (@SearchForNorth) September 5, 2016
— BRENT (@mstrbass2000) September 5, 2016
— (((Todd))) (@Fiercely_) September 6, 2016
@danbalz That reporters are focused on the wrong thing and more like a high school clic than anything else?
— AC (@ksosez) September 5, 2016
— Clodagh Smith (@Clodagh831) September 5, 2016