Clinton says she feels ‘so much better’

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Foreign News | 0 comments

Hillary Clinton has said in a telephone interview that she is feeling “so much better”, a day after being taken ill at a 9/11 commemoration.

She also told CNN she had not disclosed a recent pneumonia diagnosis because “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal”.

The US presidential candidate said she had ignored a doctor’s “wise” advice to rest for five days.

Her rival Donald Trump said health had now become “an issue” in the campaign.

Mrs Clinton said during the phone interview that she hoped to be back on the trail in “the next couple of days”.

The Democratic White House nominee acknowledged she had lost her balance during Sunday morning’s health scare, but said she did not faint.

“I felt dizzy and I did lose my balance for a minute, but once I got in (the van), once I could sit down, once I could cool off, once I had some water, I immediately started feeling better,” she said.

Hillary Clinton tweet reading: Like anyone who's ever been home sick from work, I'm just anxious to get back out there. See you on the trail soon.Hillary Clinton tweet reading: Thanks to everyone who's reached out with well wishes! I'm feeling fine and getting better. -H

Video showed Mrs Clinton being supported by aides as she entered a van to leave Sunday morning’s 9/11 ceremony.

Her campaign initially said she had been taken to her daughter’s New York flat after feeling “overheated”.

She re-emerged later on Sunday, telling reporters: “I’m feeling great. It’s a beautiful day in New York.”

Doctors later said she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

Some critics questioned why this had only been revealed after Sunday’s events.

Mrs Clinton’s communications director conceded the campaign “could have done better” managing the incident.

She will be releasing new medical records to help ease concerns about her health, a campaign spokesman said.

“There’s no other undisclosed condition. The pneumonia is the extent of it,” Brian Fallon told MSNBC.

It capped off a difficult weekend for Mrs Clinton, who came under attack from Mr Trump for calling half of his supporters “deplorable” people on Friday.

On Monday, the Republican presidential nominee wished her a speedy recovery.

He pledged to release the results of a medical examination he took over the past week, with “very specific numbers”.

Mrs Clinton had been due to leave for California on Monday morning for a two-day trip that included fundraisers, a speech on the economy, and an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

But she has instead been resting at home in Chappaqua, New York.

Mrs Clinton suffered a coughing fit last week at a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio, which also fuelled speculation about her condition.

Source: BBC


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