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On Jimmy Kimmel, Hillary Clinton Jokes About Health Rumors, Email Woes

Hillary Clinton laughed off any questions about her health and stamina during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night, even opening a jar of pickles.
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Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Jimmy Kimmel on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Hillary Clinton taped an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live while in Southern California to attend fundraisers.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
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LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton laughed off any questions about her health and stamina during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night, arguing that the current speculation "makes no sense."

After Kimmel asked whether there was any truth to the rumors most recently raised by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the Democratic nominee for president extended her wrist and told the late night host to take her pulse "to make sure I’m alive."

Kimmel obliged, taking Clinton's pulse with his thumb and joking: “Oh my God, there’s nothing there!”

He then dared the former secretary of state to open a jar of pickles to show her strength, which she did while pretending to exert great energy.

Hillary Clinton opens a pickle jar for Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, Aug. 22.ANDY HOLMES/ABC

"Back in October, the National Enquirer said I’d be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like it’s a new lease on life," she quipped. “I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe."

"I don’t know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand it’s part of the wacky strategy," Clinton said of the GOP push to paint her as unhealthy. "On the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense."

With the first general election debate approaching next month, Kimmel asked Clinton how she was preparing to face GOP nominee Donald Trump.

"You’ve got to be prepared for wacky stuff. I’m planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school," she said, noting that she also wanted Kimmel’s advice on how best to perform.

Later in the interview, Kimmel, acknowledging the continued fallout from the Democratic nominee’s use of a private email server, suggested that Clinton maybe consider "FaceTime" as an alternative to email.

"I think that’s actually really good advice," she said with a smile. The grandmother of two often talks about how much she loves using the technology while on the road and said she would be “distraught” without it.

Monday marked Clinton’s third appearance on the show this cycle.