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And the Cancellations Begin… As Team Hillary Tries to “Contain the Severity of the Fallout”


This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

Editor’s Comment: As Hillary’s campaign team figures out how to make lemonade out of the stunning demonstration of her frail health at the 9/11 memorial, she is understandably taking a few days off of the campaign. But she will have to explain it somehow, though quick denial is the typical dealing. She will also have to take the further hit on her campaign and her unpopular persona as a candidate – on top of an overwhelming sentiment among likely voters of all stripes that Hillary is “untrustworthy” and “unlikeable,” she will also be seen as unfit for office… and with good justification.

Now Hillary is resorting to teleconferencing with donors and skipping out on campaign events (or maybe its just a good excuse send attendance has been dismal). Her future in this race is uncertain, but she may well become unelectable.

Hillary Cancels California Trip; Will Appear At Fundraiser Via Teleconference

by Tyler Durden

On Friday night, roughly at the same time as the sick Hillary Clinton was attending a Barbra Streisand fundraiser focusing on LGBT issue where she unleashed her condemnation of the “basket of deplorables” aka Trump supporters, she – allegedly – was aware that she had pneumonia, at least according to the latest hastily scripted narrative by the Clinton campaign. Two days later, she infamously fainted during a Sept 11 events in downtown New York, however she assured the media that she was ok, while the sick, and perhaps contagious, presidential candidate took the opportunity for another photo op with a young girl.

But while Clinton’s previously diagnosed pneumonia was not a reason for Hillary to miss the Friday fundraiser, it appears that the severe deterioration in her health yesterday has been sufficient to force the Democratic presidential candidate to cancel a campaign trip to California. Hillary was 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.

This will not happen:

Clinton’s personal physician, Dr Lisa Bardack, said: “Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. 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.”

Yet even as Clinton’s health has deteriorated so substantially that the WaPo’s Chris Cilizza became the laughing stock of the “objective journalism” world with his epic flop flop profiled previously…

… the Clinton campaign was doing everything in its power to contain the severity of the fallout. Her team said she is suffering with “walking pneumonia” – a less serious type of the lung infection which leaves patients feeling unwell but doesn’t usually require bed rest or hospitalisation. Pneumonia is essentially an infection of the lungs which causes inflammation in the air sacs and fills them with fluid. Symptoms can include a cough, fever, fatigue, chills and shortness of breath.

Anyone can contract pneumonia, although smokers, older people, and sufferers of chronic lung diseases are at increased risk. There are two types – bacterial or viral. Bacterial pneumonia is common and easily treated with antibiotics. Most people with so-called “walking pneumonia” can recover within a few days. Those with weak immune systems or existing conditions can take weeks to recover, and pneumonia can in some cases be fatal.

So as of this moment Hillary is caught between a rock and a hard place: she is clearly not healthy, and is now afraid to make public appearances, yet on the other hand she can’t demonstrate to the world just how truly unwell she is (one wonders if there is a way to test and verify Bardack’s claim that she even has pneumonia) and has had to tone down the excuse she urgently came up with.

Which begs the question: while Hillary will be delighted to avoid public gatherings and, perhaps, the upcoming debates with Trump, she still needs to show herself at the all important fundraisers: how will she do that? We now know the answer.

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.