To prove it, she opened a jar of pickles on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

By Christopher Rosen
August 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM EDT
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Hillary Clinton said “there’s nothing there” with regard to claims from Donald Trump supporters that she’s in poor health.

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where host Jimmy Kimmel asked about the rumors Clinton is sick.

“Well, this has become one of their themes,” she said in response, before offering Kimmel to take her pulse to “make sure I’m alive” during the interview.

“Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months. So with every breath I take, I feel like it’s … a new lease on life,” Clinton explained. The former Secretary of State added she didn’t understand why Trump surrogates were claiming she’s ill.

“On the one hand, it’s part of the wacky strategy: just say all these crazy things, and maybe you can get some people to believe you,” Clinton said. “On the other hand, it just absolutely makes no sense. I don’t go around questioning Donald Trump’s health. As far as I can tell, he’s as healthy as a horse.”

To help Clinton prove her bona fides, Kimmel had her open a jar of pickles on the live-to-tape broadcast, a photo of which can be seen above.

In recent days, Trump campaign advisor Rudolph Giuliani has claimed Clinton is sick, and criticized the media for not pointing out her alleged “several signs of illness.” He told Fox News on Sunday, “All you’ve got to do is go online.”

On the campaign trail, meanwhile, Trump himself has questioned Clinton’s “stamina” and mocked her for needing sleep.

Clinton released a letter from her doctor in 2015, which stated she was in “excellent” health and fit to serve as president. The note, which can be found via Google search, can also be read here.

Watch Clinton discuss the health claims below.

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