Clinton abruptly departs 9/11 memorial service after feeling 'overheated'
Las Vegas Metro News.– Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday after feeling "overheated," her campaign said.
Clinton left the viewing area around 9:30 a.m., just over an hour after arriving, and went to her daughter Chelsea Clinton's apartment, according to spokesman Nick Merrill, who added she "is feeling much better."
Earlier in the morning, news reports had circulated that Clinton had left due to a medical episode and was driven away early.
Because the event was a small, non-campaign event, just a small pool of reporters was there to witness the ceremony, but those on hand did not witness any incident. Calls and emails to more than a dozen Clinton staffers and associates asking for explanation were not returned.
Donald Trump was also in attendance at the event marking 15 years since the terrorist attacks, remaining until later in the morning.
Clinton's health has been an issue in the campaign in recent months.
Trump supporters have actively fanned rumors about her health, in some cases circulating false medical letters purporting to be from her doctor.
Clinton's camp felt compelled to respond in mid-August, releasing a statement from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, proclaiming Clinton's "excellent health" while re-circulating a letter describing her health in greater detail.
"To reiterate what I said in my previous statement, Secretary Clinton is in excellent health and fit to serve as President of the United States," she said last month. Clinton herself has always dismissed health questions when asked about them, and her campaign called speculation in the conservative media "deranged conspiracy theories."
In late August, Clinton addressed the claims on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show.
"Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like I have a new lease on life," she said. "I don't know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand, it is part of the wacky strategy - just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you."
Much of the whispering about Clinton's health stems from her December 2012 concussion and ensuing blood clot during the closing days of her tenure at the State Department. The conversation re-ignited in recent days after FBI records showed she said she could not recall every briefing she received.
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