“During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment.”
Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was struck with a curveball this morning as she attended a 9/11 ceremony in New York to pay her respect to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks; feeling shaky and overheated, the former secretary of state stumbled into a van aided by Secret Service agents, departing the event early.
Clinton’s doctor has now revealed she’s still recovering from a pneumonia, which she was diagnosed with and given antibiotic treatment for this Friday, after suffering a bad bout of health issues.
“[Clinton] was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule,” her physician, Dr Lisa Bardack said in a statement today.
“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”
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However the incident is sparking further scrutiny of the presidential candidate’s health and campaign transparency, with the campaign declining to answer questions today as to why her diagnosis wasn’t disclosed on Friday.
The Democratic nominee went to her daughter, Chelsea Clinton’s nearby apartment following her early departure from the 9/11 memorial service. A representative confirmed she had been suffering from a cough related to allergies before receiving the pneumonia diagnosis on Friday.
Leaving her daughter’s apartment a little before noon, Clinton said she was “feeling great”.
In response to mounting media scrutiny as to whether the 68 year-old is well enough to carry on her campaign, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell told CNN, “There are times in all of our lives when we don’t feel well.”
“I missed some of the briefings immediately after 9/11 because I wasn’t feeling well. So let’s not make more of this than there is.”
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Comment: Do you think Clinton should have disclosed that she wasn’t well on Friday?