Twice-failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton brought her trademark “coughing fit” back to her stump speech Wednesday night; struggling to make her way through a live address as she attempted to fight back her iconic ‘hack.’
The former Secretary of State was addressing ‘The Makers’ Conference when the incident occurred; ironically urging young women to “raise your voice” when she suddenly choked up during the middle of the streamed speech.
“We have to be brave enough to engage with people who disagree with us. Brave enough to question and examine our own beliefs,” said Clinton.
“I pledge to continue to speak out, I pledge to never give up. I will do everything I can… to keep my voice,” added Hillary as she grasped for a nearby glass of water.
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Hillary’s prolonged coughing fits became the focus of media scrutiny during the 2016 election, with many questioning the Democratic candidate’s health after she apparently fainted during a September 11th, 2001 memorial event in New York City.