Jon Stewart Slams Karl Rove Over '#Brainghazi' Conspiracy Theory


After spending last night's opening minute picking the low-hanging comedic fruit that is Donald Sterling, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took even more delight at ripping apart the latest GOP talking points: the insinuation that a health scare suffered by Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State might have left her brain damaged.

Republican spin doctor Karl Rove has hit the media circuit claiming that Clinton spent 30 days in the hospital after she hit her head after a fall. In reality, Clinton only spent four days in the hospital after she suffered a blood clot on the brain. Rove has further suggested that the corrective eyewear Clinton was a dead giveaway. 

"Thirty days in the hospital?" said Rove at a conference in Las Vegas. "And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have had traumatic brain injury. We need to know what's up with that?"

"Unanswered questions, an attempted cover up...My God, it's Brainghazi!" exclaimed Stewart. "How many synapses?! We need the truth! Brainghazi!

Addressing an screen image of Rove directly, Stewart then asked, "Just one question before you go House M.D., when did you start caring so much about the brain fitness of those who have to hold the Oval Office? I suppose it was right after your boss [George W. Bush] fell and banged his head after losing a battle with a pretzel."

She the entire hilarious segment below:

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