Hillary Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia is a serious concern, but something from which she soon should recover, several doctors and medical experts said Sunday. This may be what Hillary Clinton is suffering from, but it hardly matters: The treatment for pneumonia generally involves antibiotics (at least in the bacterial forms of the ailment) and, most of all, rest.
Hillary Clinton formally announced her presidential run over YouTube and later started Pinterest and Instagram accounts; Bernie Sanders got strong support from millennials with promises of free college tuition; and Donald Trump hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit in July. Her doctor also said the candidate had become "overheated and dehydrated" at Sunday's ceremony, but is "recovering nicely". But Clinton left her press pool behind at the September 11 event and kept them in the dark for 90 minutes before providing any information on her whereabouts or health.
Clinton's physician later released a statement revealing that the candidate was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.
Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile wished Clinton "a speedy recovery", adding that "I look forward to seeing her back out on the campaign trail and continuing on the path to victory". "No satisfaction, believe me, whatsoever", Trump said.
A Monday coughing spell by Clinton prompted renewed questions about whether she is physically fit for the job. Her spokesman, Nick Merrill, said in remarks reported by the Los Angeles Times that she plans to teleconference in to a fundraiser Monday in San Francisco, "which is proceeding as scheduled in her absence".
It was a humid day in NY, with temperatures around 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 Celsius).
A video was captured showing Clinton's knees buckling as aides helped her get into her van. She stumbles and appears to fall off the curb as she is helped inside. Her campaign has since canceled a two-day fundraising trip to California that also included a speech on the economy.
Trump, who attended the same event marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, was noticeably restrained. Many presidential candidates have had health issues, but Clinton defenders say that while enduring health issues can be seen as a sign of persistence in male candidates, it's viewed as a sign of weakness in women.
The incident compounds a hard time for Clinton as the race enters its final stretch.
Clinton walked out of her daughter Chelsea's home a few hours later, smiling and posing for pictures with a young girl before departing for her home in Chappaqua, just northeast of Manhattan.
The campaign has come under criticism for its handling of Sunday's episode and a lack of transparency regarding Clinton's health. Clinton's doctor said she was "overheated". Doctors found a blood clot requiring blood-thinning medication, which she still takes.
Clinton spent about 90 minutes at the 9/11 event Sunday, standing alongside numerous other dignitaries, including New York's Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand. Clinton left the event early, leaving her small group of traveling reporters behind at several points in the day.
"At first I thought it wasn't within the realm of possible that she said it", he said.
"It was stiflingly hot. I feel great", he said on "Fox and Friends". "I drank about a gallon of water". Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in.
Dr. Harold Bornstein's report last December remains the only medical information released so far by the Trump campaign.