UPDATED: Alarming Video: Hillary Clinton ‘Faints’ At 9/11 Memorial – Appears to Collapse Near Van as Security Panics

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By Louise Mensch | 10:36 am, September 11, 2016
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ALARMING VIDEO: Hillary Clinton, barely able to stand, stumbles into vehicle aided by five members of her entourage after “medical episode”:

Update, 9/12/16: Clinton has cancelled all events for Monday and Tuesday, dropping out of a planned West Coast junket, as well as two top-dollar Hollywood fundraisers and an appearance on Ellen.

Clinton will still call in to one of the planned fundraisers, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The other fundraiser may be pushed back, as will a planned meeting with Silicon Valley bigwigs that was supposed to happen Monday in San Francisco. Clinton’s team maintains that she will be back on the road by Wednesday, when she’s scheduled to give a speech in Las Vegas.

Although the campaign did not acknowledge Clinton’s ill health and pneumonia diagnosis until late yesterday, campaign officials told People magazine (not your typical political reporting outlet) that a “respiratory illness” had been circulating through Clinton’s staff “for weeks.” According to staffers, two high-ranking campaign officials had to receive emergency medical treatment, and even campaign manager Robby Mook was affected.

Meanwhile, Democrats appear to be in crisis mode, with rumors flying that top DNC officials are considering alternate plans in case Clinton is unable to finish out the campaign. Donald Trump, who says he will not comment too harshly on Clinton’s present health, calls the revelations an “issue’ and says that he will release his own comprehensive medical records later this week.

Update, 5:30pm: Clinton’s doctor, Dr. Lisa R. Bardack, M.D., now claims that the Presidential candidate is suffering from pneumonia, causing both her collapse this morning, and a spate of breathing issues from earlier this week, characterized by a dry, hacking cough.

Bardack says she diagnosed and treated Clinton for pneumonia on Friday.

Clinton has been advised to ease back on campaign events while she recovers.

Clinton’s team did not explain why the press wasn’t informed of the diagnosis until today.

Update, 5:00pm: Clinton is now said to be home in Chappaqua and “feeling much better,” according to her campaign.

Meanwhile a second angle of the above video has surfaced, giving viewers a clearer look at the moments before Clinton pitched forward into the arms of her Secret Service agents.

Republican nominee Donald Trump had remained largely silent in the immediate wake of Clinton’s medical episode.

Trump commented briefly on it at an afternoon press conference, telling media that the incident shows that Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS & all of the many adversaries.” He quickly pivoted back to September 11 memorial events.

UPDATE, 12:45pm: Clinton’s campaign team says that the candidate is now returning to her home in Chappaqua, New York. Press are not invited.

Clinton’s press spokesperson says she “felt overheated” but insists she has now fully recovered from what one source described to Heat Street as a “medical episode.”

She waved at cameras as she left Chelsea Clinton’s apartment where she recovered from the incident.

Some law enforcement sources, speaking to the Daily Beast, cast doubt on the campaign’s explanation that the episode was heat related, telling reporters that Clinton looked “pale” and unwell when she arrived at the memorial service this morning.

 

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign has hit big trouble on the most solemn day of the year. At the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Clinton “fainted” according to a law enforcement source that spoke to a Fox News reporter.

Her press pool was then penned in away from her with no knowledge of Secretary Clinton’s whereabouts  or health. When reporters were let out, Clinton, 68, had already left the ceremony.

As a  former New York Senator, Secretary Clinton would have been expected to attend the 9/11 ceremony and be present and prominent throughout, to honor the victims of Islamist terrorism.

NBC News then tweeted that Secretary Clinton had “a medical episode”. The tweet was later hastily deleted and replaced by this:

Fox News reported that (as the video shows) that Secretary Clinton’s knees buckled as she was helped into her high-security van during her early departure from the memorial. Fox reports that Clinton lost her shoe during the incident.

The Clinton-friendly Washington Post is now quoting sources from her campaign saying the Secretary felt “overheated”.

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” Nick Merrill said, according to the Post. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.”

The temperature in Manhattan late morning was 82 degrees and breezy in the area of the 9/11 Memorial which is on the water.

As for the site of Secretary Clinton’s convalescence, it is sure to have air conditioning. Chelsea Clinton and her family live in a $10.5 million “luxury fortress” that stretches over a full city block in New York’s exclusive Madison Square Park neighborhood.

The U.S. political editor of Britain’s Daily Mail, urged sensitivity for the Democratic presidential nominee during her “apparently acute health crisis.”

Perhaps today’s health incident may stir the mainstream media to pull their heads out of the sand on the legitimate questions swirling around Secretary Clinton’s health.

We must now ask when will the would-be Commander in Chief come clean with the American people about the state of her health?

Is a vote for Hillary actually a vote for  her Vice-Presidential nominee Tim Kaine?

And does the woman who took extensive steps to keep her emails from a government server think she has the right to keep her evidently huge health problems secret from the American people?

This post will be updated as further details emerge.

 

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