Each fifty seven days before the elections could certainly make or break a presidential candidate’s road to the White House. No wonder everyone fretted when Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton fell sick, worsening claims of conspirators questioning her fitness to be president.
It took two days for the Democratic camp to admit that its candidate, 68-year-old former Secretary of State Clinton, had pneumonia, which led to the fainting incident that forced her to skip the 9/11 memorial service.
Handling Hillary Clinton Health Scare
This is not something Clinton’s team is in denial with. In fact, Brian Fallon, spokesperson for Clinton, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchel on Monday that they could have handled the matter more efficiently.
Fallon said that they will be releasing a more detailed information about Clinton’s health. He, however, did not elaborate on what type of information they would be releasing in the future, how detailed it would be, or how soon.
“I think that in retrospect, we could have handled it better in terms of providing more information more quickly. In those 90 minutes, we were putting a priority on making sure she was OK,” Fallon said.
Hillary Clinton Health and Responsibilities
Clinton’s recent health scare has fueled several speculations on whether she is fit to run the most stressful and important office in the world. This even worsened after her camp’s decision to withhold information on her status in the recent days, which ended up in her physician publicly announcing Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis.
This situation resulted to Clinton skipping her California trip on Sunday, following her collapse in the middle of a ceremony in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Reuters reported.
A day after this hullabaloo, Clinton herself issued a statement on her official Facebook page about her personal take on the issue, including her intention to focus what’s important as Election Day draws nearer.
“Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. There’s so much at stake in this election, and we only have 57 days left in this campaign. I want to make each one count,” Clinton wrote late evening on Monday.