Trump says Clinton's "deplorables" remark is disqualifying
- Author: Delores Daniels Sep 13, 2016,
Sep 13, 2016, 8:26
Hillary Clinton reassured her supporters that she's on the mend after being diagnosed with pneumonia and leaving a 9/11 memorial ceremony early.
A statement from Bardack, a Mount Kisco internist, ended a period of confusion Sunday after Clinton attended the 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero but left because she was feeling unwell around 9:30 a.m.
Nearly five hours after the release of the video, the Clinton campaign released a statement from Clinton's physician which read that Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and left the memorial after becoming dehydrated and overheated.
"It really says to me and other supporters of Hillary that we have to be invested, and we're going to have to get out and work", said Missouri state Rep. Margo McNeil of suburban St. Louis, who was a Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
The billionaire real estate tycoon has brought up Clinton's state of health often in campaign stops, arguing that she doesn't have the "strength and stamina" to be president.
"If it happens to you and you're a busy, active person, you just keep moving forward", she told CNN.
Hillary Clinton took the day off from campaigning Monday to rest.
Trump supporters have tried to make the case that Clinton, 68, is physically unfit for the White House.
"We were focused on making sure to track down her doctor, making sure that she had the quickest possible access to medical attention", campaign manager Robby Mook added.
They revealed that much of her team had also fallen ill with pneumonia, and acknowledged they could have handled Clinton's illness better.
Jennifer Lawless, a professor of government at American University in Washington, said Clinton will be under pressure to show she is not laid low by illness.
"Rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing's happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she's worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state, as a senator, and in the years since", Bill Clinton told Charlie Rose, in a clip of an interview aired on CBS Monday evening. "In fact ... this last week I took a physical and when the numbers come in I'll be releasing very, very specific numbers". "You know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life".
In a phone interview on "Fox & Friends", Mr. Trump said that when he heard the comment, he "thought that it was not something that was within the realm of possible that she would have said it".
In 2012, she suffered a concussion after becoming dehydrated, fainting and hitting her head. "I think it's fair to say we've already met the disclosure of past presidential candidates".
Asked if the health of the candidates was an issue, Mr Trump said: "I think it's an issue".
"If you look at my scheduling in compared to anybody else's, there is not even a contest", Mr. Trump said on CNBC.
Bill Clinton also will headline his wife's previously scheduled campaign events in Nevada on Wednesday.