On Sunday morning, many around the nation were honoring those lost in the 9/11 attacks from 2001, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was doing the same. That was until she suffered what is being called another “medical episode,” which forced her to be rushed away while in New York.
MORE ON #HILLARY per witness: “unexpected early departure”; she stumbled off curb, “knees buckled”, lost a shoe as she was helped into van
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According to Fox News, Clinton was standing there and listening to the families of 9/11 victims read off their names. Suddenly, witnesses noticed that her “knees buckled” and she began to faint before being helped to a nearby van by her security.
Some say that she was rushed away so quickly that she actually lost a shoe and left behind the group of reporters who were assigned to stay with and cover her.
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A few New York law enforcement officers simply said that Hillary Clinton was “not feeling while” while ABC 7 is reporting that she was “overheated.” Her campaign has since stated that she is “feeling much better.”
Some reports such as that from Conservative Firing Line state that Clinton was rushed to a nearby hospital from the 9/11 ceremony. CNN has received a statement from Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill which says the presidential nominee was actually taken to her daughter’s home.
“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just one hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”
BREAKING – HRC “overheats” at 9/11 ceremony, leaves early. https://t.co/j7ucpH1IRI
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Hillary Clinton did attend the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York on Sunday morning and planned on staying throughout its entirety. She was there for about 90 minutes to pay her respects and meet with those who were there but then had to leave suddenly.
This incident comes just a couple of days after Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) stated during a speech that Hillary Clinton is actually “mentally impaired.” As reported by the Huffington Post, the speech was given at a Values Voter Summit on Friday and it included Gohmert stating that Clinton has “special needs.”
“You don’t make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs, and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear that she is mentally impaired and this is not somebody you should be making fun of.
“I get the impression that in law school and along the way, she’s been very, very smart, but I don’t know, maybe it was the concussion, the fall back when she did, or maybe, who knows? They won’t tell us what really is going on with her.”
His comments ended up bringing some laughter from those in attendance, but that was far from the end of Gohmert attacking Clinton. It also wasn’t the first time that the idea has been brought up about Clinton as Donald Trump has also insinuated that she is medically unfit to be President of the United States.
A number of people have often wondered about the physical health status of Hillary Clinton and if she is in a place to take such a position of power. While her campaign states that she overheated today in New York, some are wondering how true that is with a high temperature of just 82 degrees so far.
PR Newswire recently reported that most doctors polled are seriously concerned about Clinton’s health. 71 percent of 250 physicians respond to an informal Internet survey say that the concerns about Clinton’s health are “serious” and could disqualify her from being president.
Around 20 percent believe the concerns should be addressed but are “likely overblown.”
UPDATE at 11:46 a.m. ET: Clinton was shown on numerous news reports such as CNN and Fox News to be getting into a vehicle and seemingly alright.
Hillary Clinton leaving the 9/11 anniversary ceremony with a “medical episode” is just the latest situation raising a lot of questions in her presidential campaign. Maybe she was just overheated or maybe it was something worse, but there are already doubts being raised about her capability of being strong enough to be the leader of the free world.
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