Democratic candidate left N.Y. event to rest at daughter’s apartment after becoming ‘overheated,’ campaign says, after FoxNews reports that Clinton fainted.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday became “overheated” at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in New York City and departed the event early, according to a campaign spokesman.
The spokesman said Clinton went to daughter Chelsea’s apartment in New York and is “feeling much better.” On the way out, she told reporters that she was “feeling great.” According to her campaign managers, Clinton headed to home in Chappaqua, New York.
According to FoxNews, eyewitnesses said Clinton had a “medical episode,’ and fainted on the way to her van. A video from the scene appeared to show the candidate nearly collapsing on the way to her van, and being supported by people around her.
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As the event began on Sunday at the site of the World Trade Center that was attacked by two hijacked airliners 15 years ago, there was patchy sunlight, with temperatures at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius).
Democratic Representative Joe Crowley of New York, a Clinton supporter who attended the event, told MSNBC television that it was “stifling” during the ceremony.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also depart the ceremony before its conclusion.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly has raised questions about Clinton’s health and whether she had the energy to serve as president.
In December 2012, Clinton, 68, suffered a concussion and shortly afterward had a blood clot.
In a letter released by her doctor in July, Clinton was described as being in “excellent health” and “fit to serve” in the White House.
Both Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump were at the anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center. Neither candidate was expected to make public remarks at a ceremony where politicians have been allowed to attend, but not speak, since 2011.
Clinton and Trump also followed a custom of halting television ads for the day.