Newt Gingrich on Tuesday was heard coughing briefly during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity at the same time he was highlighting a story about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE coughing.
"I think we need to know if she's healthy," Hannity, a supporter of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE, said during the segment on his radio show. "She doesn't seem to have a lot of energy."
Gingrich recalled speaking with Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Bill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital MORE during the mid-90s about the former president's bouts with acid reflux.
"Her coughs are much deeper than his and last much longer, so I don't know what her problem is," Gingrich stated.
"I hope she's all right," Gingrich said, adding that her coughing fit Monday was "a little disturbing."
Gingrich mentioned the concussion she suffered in 2012 while serving as secretary of State.
"Has that recovered? Does she now have a better memory than she used to? Was it only this period involving her emails that she had a bad memory?" Gingrich asked.
Later in the interview he was heard turning from the microphone to cough.
"Now you sound like Hillary," Hannity joked, asking if he could get him some water.
“By the way, yours didn’t last four minutes and 20 seconds, thank God,” Hannity told Gingrich.
Update: Gingrich himself just starting coughing! Hannity offers water. Says doesn't compare to Clinton cough fit. https://t.co/i4dE5t1HcI— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 6, 2016
"No, I'm in good shape," Gingrich responded. "At least I'm in better shape than Hillary."
Gingrich explained that he flies a lot and his throat gets dry.