Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton Treated for Pneumonia on Friday


Time: 11:36 p.m. CEST

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton left the September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City earlier after she left the ground zero ceremony after being there for 90 minutes, the Associated Press reports. Clinton’s campaign said the presidential nominee “felt overheated,” while videos that appeared on Twitter show Clinton “appearing to stumble as three staff members hold her up and help her into a van.” She stumbles and appears to fall off the curb as she is helped to the vehicle.

Hillary Clinton’s Doctor, Lisa R. Bardack, said in a statement that,”on Friday, during follow up event of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.” Regarding Sunday’s event, Bardack said, “She was overheated and dehydrated. She is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

The AP reports, after leaving her daughter’s, Clinton was driven to her home in Chappaqua, New York, and made no public appearances. She was scheduled to fly to California Monday morning for fundraising and it was unclear whether her schedule would change.

Clinton who was helped to enter the vehicle later showed from her daughter’s apartment and responded to a yelling reporter, she was “feeling great.” As the AP reports, “the episode focused the attention on Clinton’s health with eight weeks remaining in a contentious election in which Republican rival Donald Trump has sought to sow doubt about her health and fitness to serve.”

The AP says, last week, Clinton had an extensive coughing fit during a Labor Day rally in Cleveland, making it difficult for her to speak for about two minutes. She drank water and took a lozenge at the podium, going on to finish her remarks. Last week, she had caugh issues during the meeting with reporters. Clinton said she has seasonal allergies and had increased her dosage of antihistamines.

Note: The Associated Press published the video uploaded from the social media of the moments when aides help Clinton entering the van after she left 9/11 ceremony, but later the agency removed it from its YouTube channel.

 

 

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