Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to be escorted out of Sunday morning’s New York City memorial ceremony for the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks after suffering from a “medical episode,” according to senior Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal.
According to Fox News, the incident is also corroborated by a “law enforcement source” who witnessed the event and spoke to Fox anonymously.
What exactly went down to constitute a “medical episode” remains unclear, with witnesses reporting that the presidential candidate “stumbled off the curb, her ‘knees buckled’ and she lost a shoe as she was helped into a van during her ‘unexpected early departure,’” again according to Fox News.
Later on, an aide told media that the presidential candidate had “felt like she overheated.”
The incident has quickly hit the global media channels, with news outlets from France’s AFP to Israel’s i24 News quickly picking up the story.
This incident is terrible news for the Clinton campaign, even if she is touted by medical professionals as “fine” in the days, and maybe even hours, following her swift exit from the ceremony.
For months, opponents of Clinton have claimed that she is somehow medically unfit to serve as president, with various conspiracy theorists sitting in the Donald Trump camp demanding that she release her “full medical records” to show whatever past she is supposedly hiding.
Sunday’s startling news from New York City will only be fuel for the fire that the Trump camp hopes to stoke to the point of effectively incinerating Clinton’s campaign.
With Clinton slipping in both polls and long term models, any further stretch on her ability to defend herself from the wild and persistent attacks of her opponents will likely wear down her lead even further, and to say that Sunday’s incident doesn’t help puts it lightly.
The weeks since the respective major party conventions in the end of July have seen an initial Clinton spike in the polls turn into a quickly slimming Democratic lead both in polls and electoral college models.
Watch a video of Clinton’s “medical episode” below via The Benjamin Dixon Show.
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