The ripple effects of this will drastically alter the rest of the election season!
Anyone who has been paying attention is aware of the press that Hillary’s health has been getting for the last several months. Her episode yesterday at a 9/11 Memorial is perhaps the most telling so far.
Take a look:
Hillary Clinton staggered and appeared to faint as she left early from today’s 9/11 memorial pic.twitter.com/0ZlbyXNyFy
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 11, 2016
Initially, the Clinton campaign said that her “sinking spell” was caused by overheating, although the temperatures were reported to be in the mid-to-high 70’s at the time of the event.
Conservative Tribune reports:
After Clinton fainted at the event, her doctor said that the candidate has had pneumonia since Friday, according to The Boston Globe.
Pneumonia is a very serious condition, especially given the fact that Clinton is 68 years old, which may be why a spokesman for her campaign had initially claimed that she was “overheated.”
No one else seemed to have any trouble with the heat at the outdoor memorial service, including Donald Trump, who was near to Clinton for much of the event.
It appears that Hillary Clinton will now have to take much more time away from her already abbreviated campaign schedule.
Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s physician, wrote:
“She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. 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,” Bardack added.
Her schedule will indeed be modified as the campaign announced that it has cancelled a flight to California on Monday where Clinton was set to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a public event and two-days of fundraising.
Yesterday’s event, and the announcements that were to follow, will clearly take a massive toll on Clinton’s campaign. She has not been working weekends, and has not been holding press conferences. Now she plans to do less?
It is no surprise that Clinton’s Republican opponent, Donald Trump, has a few choice words and questions about Clinton’s health, and her recent announcements.
Mediaite found that, while speaking to CNBC’s Squawk Box, Trump began by repeating his wish that Clinton get well soon and denying that he felt any sort of glee about the situation. “It’s quite sad,” he said. “I hope she gets well soon.”
“You know it’s interesting because they say pneumonia on Friday, but she was coughing very, very badly a week ago, and even before that if you remember. This wasn’t the first time,” Trump said. “It’s very interesting to see what’s going on.”
In addition to the incident earlier in September, Clinton also had coughing fits in January and during her 2015 Benghazi Committee testimony, with the latter sparking Matt Drudge and other conservatives’ speculation about her health.
All of this occurs prior to the much anticipated debates. Many have wondered if Hillary is fit to go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump in an intense, highly-televised, highly-viewed debate. Trump is an imposing figure, no question.
If Hillary’s health is bad enough to take her off of the campaign trail, does it make sense that she is fit to be President? Like Trump, many question the pneumonia claim.
How do you feel that Hillary’s health will affect her Presidential bid?