Sanders, 78, was hospitalised on Wednesday after experiencing heart trouble, with doctors inserting two stents after discovering a blockage in one of his arteries.
Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the news that her former Democratic rival had been hospitalised seemed oddly reminiscent of a gesture she made with her hands when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was brutally beaten and murdered by anti-government militia during the NATO-backed war in Libya in 2011.
Clinton and her daughter Chelsea appeared on ABC’s The View on Wednesday to promote their new book. After being cheerfully introduced, cohost Whoopi Goldberg asked Clinton about Sanders.
“So, you know you just heard about Bernie,” Goldberg said. “Yes,” Clinton answered, raising her hands in a clasping motion.
“Sending him your best,” Goldberg continued, with Clinton responding “Wish him and hope for the best. [sic]”
Chelsea then interjected, reminding viewers, “If you have chest pains, please go to the doctor,” and commenting on the higher risk among men of dying from heart trouble.
Oddly, Clinton’s hand gesture seemed eerily similar to her body language in October, 2011 when, upon hearing that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had been killed, the secretary of state laughed and joked with a CBS interviewer, telling her “We came, we saw, he died,” and raising and clasping her hands as she smiled.