Hillary’s teleprompter mishap delivers a chuckle or two

Hillary’s teleprompter mishap delivers a chuckle or two

Barack Obama has demonstrated he can’t speak without a teleprompter. Now Hillary Clinton has demonstrated she can’t speak with one.

From Western Journalism:

On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a campaign rally in North Carolina. Much of that time was spent attacking the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Clinton also addressed the basic liberal polices she plans to implement if she becomes president.

It’s a sad commentary on the state of the race for president that both of the major party candidates are more invested in tearing each other a new one than in explaining to the electorate how they will repair the still-broken economy and make America safer.

But back to Clinton’s teleprompter woes. After accusing Trump of stooping so low that he has taken to attacking her faith, Clinton said aloud the word sigh. The word apparently scrolled onto the teleprompter screen as a stage direction — a prompt to her to heave a sigh — but instead she read it aloud as part of the text.

Here’s the video:

The gaffe did not go without notice on Twitter:


Rusty Weiss advances the theory that maybe Clinton is actually a robot:

The inability to convey emotions can best be explained by Hillary herself, who in 2015 declared what most of us already knew – “I’m really not even a human being.”

She added, “I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto a very long time ago.”

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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