Hillary Clinton has pneumonia and has been advised to rest, the Democratic presidential nominee’s doctor said on Sunday, after Clinton abruptly left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in downtown Manhattan because, her campaign initially said, she “felt overheated”.
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies,” Dr Lisa R Bardack said in a statement. “On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. 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.
There we go.
Why her campaign let her go out in that heat knowing this about her health, I have no idea.
After all it would have been MUCH easier to deal with the optics of her not showing up to the 9-11 event then to explain away her damn near passing out from the heat.
Of course this news will do nothing to convince Donald Trump's "basket of deplorables" that she is not dealing with some candidacy ending terminal condition, but let's face it if she were to suddenly start doing back handsprings across the White House lawn they would criticize her technique and claim that she was hopped up on Amphetamines.
And we might as well be prepared to see that video of Hillary stumbling into that SUV over and over again during the next two months, and likely long after that.
So from this point forward Hillary needs to demonstrate health, strength, and endurance during every single appearance she makes until the day she takes the oath of office.
Because we simply cannot allow that racist orange asshole to win this election.