I’m sure many moons ago there was an election where the candidates were grilled on their policies – you know, the things that will actually affect the lives of those they govern – but that day has long since come and gone.
Instead we are left with the farce that is the U.S. presidential elections, where each candidate (and their supporters) berates the other in what has become a perverse form of entertainment.
Let’s consider the controversy around Hillary’s stumble at a 9/11 memorial service in New York (HERE), Trump fans crowing that she isn’t physically fit to lead the country.
Never mind what’s going on upstairs with Donald, where it appears a team of Oompa Loompas randomly bang on buttons and words come out of his mouth, because now allegations of a Hillary body double are all the rage.
After exiting her daughter’s apartment following her memorial collapse, Hillary waved at the press and assured everyone she was feeling just fine.
The internet was having none of it, because apparently that wasn’t Hillary. Below from the Daily Mail:
[Some] questioned why Clinton would hug a child in the street when she’s got such an illness and others claimed it was suspicious that she wasn’t surrounded by security when she emerged from Chelsea’s apartment.
The hashtag #isHillaryalive also began circulating after the comparison photos emerged.
Let’s look at some of the uproar on Twitter:
Imagine Trump supporters put as much energy into dissecting claims that their chosen one will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it?
There is one woman who immediately fell under the spotlight following the body double allegations, a certain Teresa Barnwell. She is a professional Hillary Clinton impersonator and was bombarded by messages and tweets asking for comment.
When the ‘scandal’ broke she thought it would be funny to play along, posting a picture of herself in front of Chelsea Clinton’s apartment back in August. As you can imagine, the joke was lost on many.
“Oh my God, the conspiracy theories. These ugly comments, on and on, driving home last night. My phone was just dinging, dinging, dinging, dinging.”
She had to put up another post:
“I’m in Los Angeles today! Not NYC!” Then a picture with John Legend on the set of Lip Sync Battle. None of that was enough. Finally, late last night, she posted this:
“OK people, calm down. I was in LA today, all day. Was just messin’ with your crazy conspiracy minded little heads. Go to bed.”
By the time she woke up, she had to return a phone call to Inside Editionabout her newfound life as a political operative of the New World Order.
Now she’s getting conspiracies to counteract the conspiracies from worried friends. “People are like, ‘Watch out. The Clintons do away with people,’” she said. “I’m like, ‘Come on.’”
We feel your pain Teresa, we really do.
Perhaps Hillary does have a body double, a woman she can roll out when she is feeling a little under the weather. Here’s the thing though – I’d bet that body double is better suited to running the country than Donald Trump ever will be.