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Hillary Clinton Body Double Not Part of a Pneumonia Conspiracy

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Hillary Clinton impersonator Teresa Barnwell arrives at the 17th annual Reel Awards at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino May 25, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016 06:33 AM

Teresa Barnwell never expected to be at the center of an internet conspiracy theory rumor mill about working as a body double for Hillary Clinton, even though she's been impersonating the Democratic presidential candidate for 23 years.

After Clinton appeared to nearly faint while attending a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan on Sunday, then emerge a few hours later from her daughter’s apartment looking perfectly healthy (although she had pneumonia), followers began tweeting Barnwell with questions about her whereabouts.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Barnwell admits that she may have created some of the Internet firestorm by tweeting a picture she had taken a few weeks earlier outside Chelsea’s apartment with the caption, “Maybe I was in NYC today ... you never know!” She later deleted the picture because of the intensity of the rumors.

“I don’t do government work,” the so-called body double told Newsweek. “I’m not trained for that.”

The Hillary Clinton impersonator actually was in Los Angeles on Sunday shooting an episode of Spike TV’s "Lip Sync Battle" with a Bill Clinton impersonator. Despite posting numerous times that she was in L.A., not New York, the rumors persisted.

By Monday afternoon, #HillarysBodyDouble was trending at No. 2 on Twitter and even conspiracy theorists were trying to quell the fervor.

Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars tweeted his thought that maybe the hashtag was floated by the Clinton campaign to deflect attention from her actual health status, and a Reddit discussion alleged that #HillarysBodyDouble is not really trending on Twitter, but was placed there artificially to make Trump supporters look “nuts.”

Barnwell said she will vote for Hillary in November and she is grateful for everything about who Clinton is and how that has impacted her own life.

As for the furor over her as a potential body double, she has only one thing to say: “People are crazy,” she told The Daily Beast.

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Teresa Barnwell never expected to be at the center of an internet conspiracy theory rumor mill about working as a body double for Hillary Clinton, even though she's been impersonating the Democratic presidential candidate for 23 years.
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