Hillary Clinton’s health under scrutiny
As the presidential race starts to heat up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton there have been rumours that Clinton’s health is deteriorating at a rate that might make her unsuitable for Commander in Chief.
Questions over her health have dogged Clinton’s campaign ever since she was crowned as the Democrat nominee in July. Donald Trump has, bizarrely, released a note from his doctor that was reportedly written in five minutes whilst he sat in a limo saying he was “the healthiest individual ever elected”.
Despite constant denials from her campaign and the release of her own doctors note calling her perfectly healthy Clinton appeared to stumble whilst attending a September 11th memorial service in New York. Footage emerged which showed Mrs Clinton being supported by officials as she got into a black vehicle while leaving the memorial. The video appeared to show the presidential candidate swaying before stumbling on the street. In December 2012, Mrs Clinton suffered a concussion and shortly after had a blood clot which was treated with medication and has not left Mrs Clinton with any significant aftereffects.
Following the incident in New York Hillary has cancelled a campaign trip to California while she recovers from pneumonia, a campaign official has said. The news will do nothing to quell rumours about her health and marks a bad weekend for her campaign. Mrs Clinton's doctor said she was put on antibiotics and advised to rest following the diagnosis on Friday, but added the politician was "recovering nicely". Dr Lisa R Bardack said in a statement that Secretary Clinton was being urged to modify her campaign schedule after becoming overheated and dehydrated during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony.
Whilst the campaign rumbles on and rumours persist Clinton may not be able to attend as many rallies and events as originally planned possibly harming her chances. Clinton currently remains a comfortable distance ahead of Trump in the polls for the election in November.