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Patton Oswalt Flips The Idiotic Hillary Clinton Pneumonia 'Controversy' On Its Head

Campaigning through pneumonia is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Patton Oswalt speaks at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.
Patton Oswalt speaks at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton left an event commemorating the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks early, due to what later was confirmed to be pneumonia, it validated what many of her detractors believed to be true: that the Democratic presidential nominee is too weak and unhealthy to hold one of the most important jobs in the world. 

But Patton Oswalt isn’t buying into that angle. On Sunday night, the comedian flipped the narrative on its head, saying that campaigning through pneumonia is a sign of strength, not weakness. 

He then compared Clinton’s temporary ailment to Trump’s seemingly permanent one. 

And reposted two other tweets by Business Insider senior editor Josh Barro that made a similar point. 

And this one, too.

Reach back in time to when you have been sickest in your life. Do you remember that feeling? Do you remember how it felt to have to pull yourself out of bed and pretend that everything is fine at work? Certainly, that took tenacity on your part. Just as it did for Clinton.

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