On the heels of the Left’s campaign to purge all dissent and defame anybody that dared speak ill of the Democratic nominee’s health, Hillary Clinton’s own doctor has admitted in a statement that Hillary was actually diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. The statement comes just hours after the presidential candidate appeared to have fainted at a 9/11 memorial ceremony. Video footage showed Clinton’s legs buckling as Secret Service essentially dragged her limp body into a black SUV. She was quickly transported to her daughter’s apartment nearby after leaving the ceremony early.
Here’s her doctor’s statement released late Sunday afternoon.
Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, per her doctor. pic.twitter.com/QTzgxoOqZp— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) September 11, 2016
Hillary is now reportedly in recovery, taking a regimen of antibiotics. The campaign is now blaming her violent fits of coughing over the last few days on the pneumonia diagnosis.
The entire incident raises questions about the Clinton campaign’s transparency, or lack thereof. Shortly after video footage of the faint seen ‘round the world was released, the campaign attempted to downplay concerns about Hillary health.
After leaving the press in the dark, the campaign released this statement claiming that Hillary merely “overheated” at the ceremony.
However, the bizarre excuse required a certain suspension of disbelief, given the fact that the temperature was hardly 80 degrees in New York City. Nobody else in Hillary’s immediate vicinity suffered from any sort of heat-related fainting spells either. It was clear that either Hillary alone was hyper-sensitive to the heat or something else was going on.
“What that statement leaves out is that a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to follow her and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton's overheating was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the eastern United States broke last night/this morning.),” notes The Washington Post.
This is just a lie. It was 77 degrees and there was a breeze. https://t.co/WW0xD8NjC9— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 11, 2016
Vox, later: "Four reasons why it's actually Good that Hillary can't handle 80 degree weather."— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 11, 2016
It's not Hillary or her campaign or anything else I can't stand. It's this insane "nothing happened and how dare you" nonsense that gets me.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 11, 2016
Now, the Clinton campaign is scrambling to piece together a coherent and believable narrative. Good luck.
"Overheated," eh? It appears Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. So why say "overheated" on Sunday?— Paul Farhi (@farhip) September 11, 2016
Prediction: The attempt to cover up Clinton's fainting spell (or whatever it was) will do more damage than whatever really happened.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 11, 2016
Concerns about Hillary’s health can no longer be dismissed as “sexist” assaults or “conspiracy theories.” To do so would be an insult against human reason.
Neither the Clinton campaign nor its allies, especially those in the media, have been honest about Hillary’s health. What happened on Sunday is a game changer, much to the Clinton machine’s chagrin.
“Sunday morning changed the conversation in the race about Clinton's health,” admits The Post. “Or rather it will force Clinton to have a conversation about her health in the race.”
Unfortunately, the Clinton campaign is unlikely to see it this way. The American public will likely receive more of the same: more red herrings, more obfuscation, more lies. If Sunday’s North Korean-style media suppression campaign is any indication, then building trust and transparency probably isn’t on Team Hillary’s to-do list.
So just to recap. Here’s a quick run-down of the Clinton camp’s talking points today, by today we mean over the last couple of hours: NOTHING HAPPENED. YOU SEXIST PIGS. CONSPIRACIES. Oh, she fainted. Casual overheating in 80 degree weather, no big deal. Wait: actually, she has pneumonia.
Media 30 min. ago: "Hillary's healthy! Enough questions, she's FINE! Shut up!"— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 11, 2016
Media now: "Hillary has pneumonia! NO BIG DEAL. Shut up!"