Hillary Clinton Had Drunken Meltdown after Election Loss-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
After her surprising upset loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton had a meltdown and became physically abusive toward her staff.
There aren’t any credible sources to back up rumor that Hillary Clinton became physically abusive to her staff, or had a drunken meltdown, as it became clear that she would lose the election to Donald Trump.
What’s more, the source of the rumor was a Twitter agitator named Todd Kincannon who has since been banned from the social media platform:
Kincannon tweeted, “CNN reporter tells me Hillary became physically violent towards Robby Mook and John Podesta around midnight; had to be briefly restrained.”
Later, when asked about Clinton being drunk, Kincannon replied, “She was. I posted about that too. She was in a ‘psychotic drunken rage’ according to my reporter friend. Doctor added sedatives to the mix.”
The rumor went viral after InfoWars, the conspiracy driven site operated by Alex Jones. The story was quickly shared on social media nearly 50,000 times.
Rumors about Clinton having meltdowns, throwing tantrums or being physically abusive to her staff aren’t uncommon.
Earlier this year, we investigated an almost identical rumor that Clinton became enraged after Matt Lauer interviewed her during the presidential forum and threw a glass at a staffer’s head. Again, the story was un-sourced and couldn’t be proven. Click here to read the full story.
Also, former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne wrote that Clinton was prone to angry outbursts and fits of anger in his 2016 book “Crisis of Character.” Given that Byrne served as an officer in the West Wing during the Clinton administration, claims made in the book have been taken more seriously.
However, the nonpartisan Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Services “strongly denounced” the book and said in a statement that Byrne had “underlying motives” in writing it.
So, just like all the previous ones, the latest rumor about Hillary Clinton threw a tantrum, had an angry meltdown or became physically abusive to staff is unproven.