Hillary Clinton has been called many things – politician; liar; role model; wife; feminist; tyrant; leader.
But this latest conspiracy theory takes things ‘next level Trump’ (read: false) and claims to prove the Presidential hopeful is, in fact, a cyborg.
The rumours were ignited during the Presidential Debate when eagle-eyed viewers noticed a suspicious lump underneath Hillary’s red jacket.
The audience watching from home also noted what looked like a hearing aid in Hillary’s ear.
Rather than assume the mystery objects were bombs sent by ISIS to kill us all – which is the typical reaction we’ve come to expect from the American Twittersphere – people came up with three theories to explain what the lump was doing there.
They jump from the ludicrous to the unimaginable:
Hidden receiver and wire? Medication pump? Strange tumor? Boil? Vestigial tail? What the hell is it? https://t.co/Up1t7bby90
— Drummer of Tedworth (@DrumrofTedworth) September 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton did NOT show up to the debate. That was a cyborg, folks. #debatenight
— The Roasting (@ther0asting) September 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton is the first cyborg candidate and trump is the first coke addicted Oompa Loompa candidate. #Debates2016
— Brock Beck (@Not_Kbeck11) September 27, 2016
— Matthew Covey (@MattinBoise) September 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton hands down steamrolled Donald J. Trump tonight. She was like a calculating cyborg, anticipating his every move. #Debates2016
— Rick Young (@RDYoungIII) September 27, 2016
Why was @HillaryClinton wearing a wire & trembling last night? Parkinson's? Thought no earpieces were allowed? As usual, she has to cheat.
— No Libs Zone (@NoLibsZone) September 27, 2016
Between theorising about medical pumps, wires, anti-seizure devices and – the obvious – microphones, the viewing public sadly seemed more concerned with the evening’s technical details, rather than the content of the debate.
With Clinton widely dubbed as the winner of the debate, it took only moments for the Internet (and Trump supporters) to swoop in and rain on her parade.
This is politics in 2016, apparently.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.