A group of people claim Hillary Clinton had a seizure on camera, but a reporter who was present for the incident says otherwise.
In a video (below) Democratic presidential nominee Clinton can be seen shaking her head as a group of reporters ask her questions all at once.
Lisa Lerer, a reporter for The Associated Press who has been covering the Clinton campaign, was present for the incident on June 10. She says she was one of the reporters asking questions, of which were mostly about a meeting she had with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
"After she ordered herself a “cold chai,” my colleagues and I shouted some questions, mostly about Clinton’s recent meeting with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren," Lerer wrote in an Aug. 12 piece responding to the rumors, according to Mediaite.
"Perhaps eager to avoid answering or maybe just taken aback by our volume, Clinton responded with an exaggerated motion, shaking her head vigorously for a few seconds," she continued. "Video of the moment shows me holding out my recorder in front of her, laughing and stepping back in surprise. After the exchange, she took a few more photos, exited the shop and greeted supporters waiting outside."
When the conspiracy theory, which says Clinton had a seizure in the video and is in poor health, began to spread, thanks in part to Fox News host Sean Hannity, Lerer's reaction was used as evidence to support the theory, the Daily Mail reports. Hannity and others claimed Lerer was "scared" by what she witnessed.
Hannity, who has publicly endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said Clinton's reaction "looks like violent, out of control movements on her part," calling it "seizure-esque."
Lerer wrote that she was surprised by how much the short video took off among right wing media and that some thought she was "scared" by Clinton, according to Mediaite.
"Fox News never contacted me to ask that question," Lerer wrote. "For the record, I wasn't scared for a moment."