Why do people keep fainting around Bill Clinton?

A video chronicle of fainting spells in the presence of President Clinton


Justin Elliott
January 5, 2011 4:03AM (UTC)

An old video is making the rounds today of Bill Daley, the former Clinton commerce secretary who may become President Obama's chief of staff, fainting at a press conference in the 1990s. 

Then-President Bill Clinton was on the scene and promptly declared that Daley was probably fine. As it turns out, there have been at least four episodes of Clinton-related fainting captured on film and preserved for posterity on the Internet. Without further ado: 

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Justin Elliott

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