Hillary Clinton had to leave the 9/11 memorial ceremony early because she either appeared faint or actually fainted … and the video is striking.
A law enforcement source tells Fox News, the Democratic Presidential candidate had some sort of “medical episode” and left abruptly in a van. According to Fox, a witness claims Clinton fainted, her knees buckled and she lost a shoe as she was helped in the vehicle.
A spokesperson for the campaign says Clinton “felt overheated,” but went to Chelsea‘s nearby apartment and felt better.
Clinton made the remarks upon leaving her daughter Chelsea’s home in Manhattan, where she was taken after departing the memorial service.
Clinton left the event after about 90 minutes while it was still underway, Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, said. He gave no further details about her condition.
Democratic Representative Joe Crowley of New York, a Clinton supporter who attended the event, told MSNBC television that it was “stifling” during the ceremony.
After some U.S. media reported she had fallen ill, reporters traveling with the candidate did not get an immediate response from the campaign to questions about her whereabouts and her health. About 90 minutes elapsed before the campaign issued a statement.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly has raised questions about Clinton’s health and whether she had the “stamina” to serve as president.
In December 2012, Clinton, 68, suffered a concussion and shortly afterward developed a blood clot
In a letter released by her doctor in July, Clinton was described as being in “excellent health” and “fit to serve” in the White House.
Clinton’s speech at a campaign rally earlier this month in Cleveland was interrupted by a coughing spell. During the speech, she quipped, “Every time I think about Trump I get allergic.” She then resumed her speech.
But the episode fueled speculation from conservative political quarters about her health. Trump supporters have been tweeting unsubstantiated theories regarding Clinton’s health under the hashtag #HillarysHealth.
Source : Reuters/TMZ