Does Hillary Clinton have a body double? Earlier today, Clinton set the news cycle on fire by experiencing some sort of "medical episode" while attending a ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Very little video has surfaced showing Clinton's medical episode from today. The video below shows Clinton waiting for her vehicle and beginning to shake.
What exactly happened has been being debated on social media. CNN is reporting that Clinton was feeling overheated. Clinton then decided she was going to go to her daughter's apartment. Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill released a statement about Clinton's medical mishap.
"Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for one hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better."
Shortly after noon is when the conspiracy theory begins. A video surfaced of Hillary Clinton leaving Chelsea Clinton's apartment. In the video, Clinton appears to be happy and healthy, stops for a photo with a child, and walks away.
Many people who saw this video on YouTube began to leave comments claiming that this person is not Hillary Clinton.
One commenter, Anna Bird, stated, "Earlier in the day at the 9-11 ceremony she had no dark roots showing, in this video (maybe lighting idk) she has darker roots."
A picture of Clinton that was taken prior to her medical episode can be found below for comparison.
YouTube user Jane Doe states, "NOT HER! Much skinnier, hand gestures different. This is a body double."
Pictures of Clinton taken prior to her medical episode can be found below for comparison.
.@HillaryClinton abruptly departs 9/11 memorial service after feeling 'overheated' https://t.co/pexfmCtGJJ | Getty pic.twitter.com/WNpd1tBq4q
— POLITICO (@politico) September 11, 2016
.@HillaryClinton was 'overheated', says aide on her early exit from 9/11 ceremonyhttps://t.co/buKRLT0Xchpic.twitter.com/Q1MHDH8RD3
— NDTV (@ndtv) September 11, 2016
One of the most interesting parts of the video of the potential Clinton body double is the absence of anyone around her. All through her 2016 campaign, Clinton has always been surrounded by an entourage. The majority of the entourage are members of the Secret Service. No agents are seen with Clinton as she exits the apartment building. The following picture shows the potential body double without any of her entourage around her.
Update: Hillary Clinton "feeling great" after medical episode at 9/11 memorial service https://t.co/xiYJhSWoQi pic.twitter.com/PegqLaZDun
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 11, 2016
Conspiracy theorists are stating that there is no need to protect this person because she is a body double. Would the Secret Service allow Clinton to be alone after what happened earlier in the day? Many people say no and that this body double was used to make it difficult for her health issues to be brought up during the remaining weeks of the 2016 campaign.
The use of a body double is a tactic that has been employed many times by world leaders throughout history. The actual term for using a body double like this is called political decoy. Some of the most famous leaders that used a body double include Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden. It is believed that Winston Churchill did not have a body double but a voice double.
Hillary Clinton's health issues have slowly started to become a focal point in the 2016 election cycle. Many people want her medical records to be released so that the voters can decide for themselves if they believe that Clinton is healthy enough to deal with the stress that the President of the United States faces every day.
What do you think? Is the person in the second video a body double of Hillary Clinton?
[Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP Images]