Democrat Hillary Clinton has health problems and even had to cancel some campaign trips after she had almost collapsed at an event on Sunday.
When asked if she passed out during the incident on Sunday, Clinton said: “No, I didn’t. I felt dizzy and I did lose my balance for a minute. Once I got in. Once I could sit down. Once I could cool off. Once I had some water, I immediately started feeling better.”
Hilary Clinton calmed down her supporters saying that she would return to presidential campaigning in a couple of days after a bout of pneumonia that she initially had not believed was “that big a deal.”
“Well, it will be in the next couple of days. … I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible,” Clinton said. She added that she used to ignore doctor’s orders to rest. “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal.”
Reuters informs that Clinton’s health problems became the latest blow for the Democratic presidential nominee at this very time when her main rival Donald Trump has erased most of her lead in national opinion polls and has increased his influence in many battleground states where the presidential election is likely to be decided.
Trump reacted to the news about Clinton’s health condition without criticism. “I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail,” he said in an interview with Fox News.
However, he addressed some critic on Clinton’s comments last week when she called half of his supporters a “basket of deplorables” of racist, homophobic people. Trump said that the comment sounds very much alike a much-criticized remark by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that 47 percent of the electorate was dependent on the government. Later, Clinton apologized for her remark.
“I was deeply shocked and alarmed to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign by the millions,” Trump told a conference of National Guard members in Baltimore.
Clinton is not the only one who can allow making ambiguous statements. Trump has himself aroused much controversy when he called some Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, expressed doubts that a U.S.-born judge could be fair because of his Mexican heritage and criticized the Muslim parents of an American soldier who had died in combat in Iraq.
Clinton’s campaign unveiled her pneumonia hours after it claimed that she became “overheated” to explain why she left the September 11 ceremony in a rush.
The fact that Clinton was silent about her health problems till the incident confirms her secretive character. The controversy surrounding her use of a private email server while serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 just fuels the impression one more time.
That case was investigated and federal authorities said Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails, but did not recommend criminal charges.