Hillary Clinton Didn’t Disclose Pneumonia: Didn’t Think It Would Be ‘That Big a Deal’


Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton said she didn’t disclose that she had pneumonia last week because she “didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” she said in an interview Monday night.

Clinton’s health has long-dogged her on the campaign trail, but came into focus this weekend when she lost her balance outside a van after a 9/11 ceremony in New York City Sunday.

Clinton had previously attributed a cough she had to allergies, but she was diagnosed Friday with pneumonia, her doctor said.

She was placed on antibiotics.

“I’m feeling so much better, and obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper by phone Monday.

“I just thought I could keep going forward and power through it and obviously that didn’t work out so well.”

Clinton said that after she got into the van, which was air-conditioned, and got some water she felt better. But she denied that she passed out.

“No, I didn’t. I felt dizzy and I did lose my balance for a minute, but once I got in, once I could sit down, once I could cool off, once I had some water, I immediately started feeling better,” she told CNN.

She said she thought it was allergies, but when her cough didn’t go away, she went to her doctor.

“Obviously, I was supposed to rest five days,” she said. “That’s what they told me on Friday, and I didn’t follow that very wise advice. So I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible.”

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Hillary Clinton Didn’t Disclose Pneumonia: Didn’t Think It Would Be ‘That Big a Deal’


Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton said she didn’t disclose that she had pneumonia last week because she “didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” she said in an interview Monday night.

Clinton’s health has long-dogged her on the campaign trail, but came into focus this weekend when she lost her balance outside a van after a 9/11 ceremony in New York City Sunday.

Clinton had previously attributed a cough she had to allergies, but she was diagnosed Friday with pneumonia, her doctor said.

She was placed on antibiotics.

“I’m feeling so much better, and obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper by phone Monday.

“I just thought I could keep going forward and power through it and obviously that didn’t work out so well.”

Clinton said that after she got into the van, which was air-conditioned, and got some water she felt better. But she denied that she passed out.

“No, I didn’t. I felt dizzy and I did lose my balance for a minute, but once I got in, once I could sit down, once I could cool off, once I had some water, I immediately started feeling better,” she told CNN.

She said she thought it was allergies, but when her cough didn’t go away, she went to her doctor.

“Obviously, I was supposed to rest five days,” she said. “That’s what they told me on Friday, and I didn’t follow that very wise advice. So I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible.”

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