Right-wing media has been endlessly dissecting every cough from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. So it was only a matter of time before this happened: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich began coughing while criticizing Clinton for coughing.
“Now you sound like Hillary!” Hannity exclaimed. “Can I get you a drink of water? By the way, yours didn’t last 4 minutes and 20 seconds ― thank God!”
“No, I’m in good shape,” Gingrich said. “At least I’m in better shape than Hillary.”
Ironically, both Gingrich and Hannity then acknowledged that frequently flying can dry out the throat, at least for them.
“I fly so much, my throat dries out,” Gingrich admitted.
“It does,” Hannity agreed. “You have to keep hydrated big-time.”
Clinton, who’s been traveling the country for campaign events, has blamed her coughing on allergies. A letter her doctor released last year also noted that Clinton suffers from “seasonal pollen allergies.”
The allergy index for Cleveland on Monday reached medium-high levels of 8.9, according to Pollen.com.