While the press is scrambling to blame Hillary’s dramatic “medical episode” on New York’s balmy (and/or blamy) weather with the urgency of an economist who wants to accuse the “harsh weather” for the GDP forecast missing expectations by 2% or more, Hillary is hightailing it out. After Clinton abruptly left Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling “overheated,” according to her campaign, and retreated to her daughter’s nearby apartment, she has decided to call it a day even after she exited Chelsea’s apartment shortly before noon, adding “I’m feeling great.” There may have been more to the official “narrative” since she had zero intention of sticking around.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill, quoted by AP, said in a statement that the Democratic presidential nominee attended the morning ceremony for 90 minutes before departing. Merrill said Clinton was “feeling much better,” but offered no additional details, including whether the 68-year-old Clinton required medical attention.
More surprising for a presidential candidate who is “feeling great”, Hillary’s campaign also did not take reporters in the motorcade after Clinton’s departure from her daughter’s apartment. An aide said the former secretary of state was heading to her home in Chappaqua, New York.
As the AP adds, the incident, which comes less than two months from Election Day, compounds an already difficult stretch for Clinton, especially as the the public “continues to view Clinton has dishonest and untrustworthy.”
Making things much worse, the credibility of the same mainstream media who until today mocked all accusations of Hillary’s health as a “vast alt right wing conspiracy” just had its own credibility destroyed, courtesy of Hillary’s fainting spell which confirmed all the worst fears about her health were indeed true.
Furthermore, today’s “medial episode” does little to fix the dramatic verbal escalation by Hillary who told donors that “half” of rival Donald Trump’s supporters are in a “bucket of deplorables.” Clinton later delivered a painful apology saying she regretted applying that description to “half” of Trump’s backers, but stuck by her assertion that the GOP nominee has given a platform to “hateful views and voices.”
In any case, Hillary’s health is now back front and center, and it won’t be going away any time soon. To be sure, Trump has repeatedly pounded the table that Clinton is physically unfit for the White House, citing a concussion she sustained in December 2012 after fainting. Her doctor attributed that episode to a stomach virus and dehydration. Clinton’s doctor reported she is fully recovered from the concussion, which led to temporary double vision and discovery of a blood clot in a vein in the space between her brain and skull. Clinton also has experienced deep vein thrombosis, a clot usually in the leg, and takes the blood thinner Coumadin to prevent new clots.
Trump attended the same memorial service at ground zero in lower Manhattan, along with New York’s Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand.
The republican did not faint as a result of the “grash” New York fall weather.
Asked after the event about Clinton’s health incident, Trump said, “I don’t know anything about it.” He will soon, and will discuss it fully at the first opportunity, but not today: neither Trump nor Clinton spoke at the Sept 11 event, in keeping with the solemn nature of the annual remembrance of the deadliest terror attack on American soil, facilitated by America’s Saudi “allies.”