Apparently Hillary Clinton has a genuine aversion to drinking water.
Politico reports that Clinton suffers from “chronic dehydration, exacerbated by her lung problem,” and her staff is leery of reminding her she needs to stay hydrated. One person close to Clinton told Politico, “She won’t drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water.” That same source said Clinton’s staff went into high-gear to rehydrate her after Sunday’s fainting episode, gathering multiple bottles of water and Gatorade.
On Monday, Bill Clinton told Charlie Rose that his wife’s dehydration has been in evidence over the years, asserting, “Rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state, as a senator, and in the years since.”
On Sunday, Hillary had been standing next to New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand; they alerted staff to get Hillary water. Politico reported that once Clinton was in the air-conditioned backseat of the van and drinking, she quickly recovered.
There has been evidence for years that Hillary may have a drinking problem, which would explain her problems with dehydration. There have been numerous reports of how comfortable she is with heavy drinking; see here, here, and here. Discussing a legendary event in which Hillary defeated Senator John McCain in a drinking contest, Hillary’s then-campaign manager, Terry McAuliffe, allowed, “She loves to sit, throw ’em back. We all hear about the story that she and John McCain actually had a shot contest, I think in the Ukraine or somewhere around the world. And she actually beat John McCain in a shot contest. She’s a girl from Illinois who likes to throw ’em down with the rest of us.”
But Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro has his own suspicions as to why Clinton avoids water like the plague: