Forget political jargon and candidates yelling over each other — the most puzzling moment of the third Democratic debate was when Hillary Clinton wasn’t onstage when the event returned from commercial break. What happened to Hill? Click through to watch!
The third Democratic debate, held December 19 in New Hampshire, took a strange turn when ABC came back from commercial break — and only Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were standing at their podiums. No Hillary Clinton in sight! The bizarre moment left many, including us, confused over Hillary’s whereabouts. Click through to watch the bizarre moment!
The resounding assumption was that Hillary had gotten held up taking a bathroom break, and got back to the stage just a little too late. She said at the second Democratic debate that she had a longer wait to get to the bathroom than her male counterparts; it looks like that was true! Whatever happened to Hillary, it wasn’t serious enough for the moderators to pause the debate.
“We want to turn to American jobs, wages, and raises in this country,” moderator David Muir said. “And do we believe Secretary Clinton will be coming around the corner any minute. But in the meantime we want to start with this eye-opening number…”
“Sorry,” she said, jogging out onto the stage and taking her place behind the center podium (she is the frontrunner, after all). Of course, the internet blew up over this weird moment in an otherwise overtly calm debate. And thus, the Hillary bathroom memes came pouring in!
Wow I went to the bathroom during #DemDebate and I got back before Hillary Clinton did
— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) December 20, 2015
— Andy Grewal (@AndyGrewal) December 20, 2015
I would not be surprised if this Hillary Clinton Bathroom break shows up in the next GOP debate #DemDebate
— JTV (@jayv1974) December 20, 2015
— Colin (@mrtux_) November 15, 2015
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) December 20, 2015
Okay, last guy. Very funny! For one joke about checking her emails during the break, there were about a couple thousand more. Wherever Hillary was, she wasn’t the least bit fazed by showing up late to the next round. She’s the frontrunner, and she knows it. Plus, think about how hard she’s going to kill it now that she doesn’t have to think about using the bathroom?
HollywoodLifers, where do you think Hillary went when she was offstage? Tell us in the comments!