Clinton attended the ceremony for an hour and 30 minutes before “she felt so overheated” she departed for her daughter’s apartment, her spokesman
Once she returned home, Clinton was examined by her physician,Lisa Bardack, who issued a statement saying that the Democratic nominee has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and is now on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her schedule, said Bardack.
"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 said in the statement. The campaign is reviewing whether to reschedule fundraising events in California on Monday and Tuesday.
The incident comes at an inopportune time for the Clinton campaign, which has been fighting Internet rumors about her health after a recent coughing spell which she laughed off by saying “Every time I think about (Donald) Trump I get allergic.”
In an Aug. 15 speech, her Republican challenger,
There are also fake medical records circulating on conservative Internet websites and Fox News’
Yet the slow response of the campaign on Sunday — Clinton left behind her traveling press corps, which was not given an explanation until about 90 minutes after her disappearance from the event — contributed to speculation throughout the day about whether she had suffered a dizzy spell or something worse. The campaign was also criticized for not disclosing the pneumonia diagnosis at the time it was made.
A Twitter video posted under the account Zdenek Gazda showed a wobbly looking Clinton being helped into a van upon leaving the memorial service.
New York temperatures on Sunday were in the low 80s, with humidity in the mid-40s. The Democratic presidential nominee left her daughter
Neither candidate has released a more complete medical report, though Trump recently told ABC News that he would do so.
In December, Dr. Harold Bornstein issued a one-page statement asserting that Trump would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
At 70, Trump would be slightly older than
In July 2015, Bardack, an internist in
Clinton’s letter of health was nearly two pages long and had standard lab results, while Trump’s was a few paragraphs with few details. In 2008, Republican
Critics point to a 2012 concussion Clinton suffered after fainting and striking her head. Bardack said Clinton had a stomach virus after traveling and had become dehydrated.
Yet Clinton, who is now 68, also had to undergo anticoagulation therapy to dissolve a blood clot and had to wear special glasses to correct double vision for nearly two months starting in late 2012. Bardack said follow-up exams in 2013 “revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis.”