Hillary Clinton had some kind of medical event Sunday morning at a 9/11 commemoration in New York City and was forced to hastily depart the scene.
Her campaign claimed she overheated, but the temperature at the time was just 80 degrees.
Below is what appears to be video of her failing as she tries to get into her motorcade.
NEW VIDEO: Close-up of Hillary's collapse even more disturbing: pic.twitter.com/F0xqB5vow2
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 11, 2016
I have not written in this space about her health because I have not seen serious evidence that there is anything wrong with her. Everyone trips, and she was clearly joking around in the silly video where she’s bobbing her head. The coughing fits are unusual, but not necessarily a sign of bad health.
But it is highly unusual for someone to start passing out on a gorgeous day when they are not physically exerting themselves. This, now combined with the coughing, suggests to me that something may be wrong. And whether it is or not, her health is officially now a big issue, with both the right-wing media and anybody else.
Instead of taking her to the hospital, where there would be records of what happened, the Clinton people rushed her to her daughter’s apartment, where I assume private doctors assisted her and will keep their mouths shut. Reporters were kept in the reporters’ pen as she left and not allowed to follow her to her motorcade. A couple of hours later, she walked out of Chelsea’s apartment saying she felt better.
I have rarely seen videos like this of presidents or presidential candidates. The last one I can remember is that of George H.W. Bush vomiting on the Japanese Prime Minister. But he had the excuse of food poisoning.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for her. Voters will take notice, Donald Trump and his allies will fan the flames, and it could well cost her the election. People want their president to be robust, at any age.
Mrs. Clinton needs to release her medical records now, because the public has a right to know. She also needs to do so help preserve her candidacy. Given the political imperative of releasing her records, if she fails to put them out, it will be a certain sign they are hiding something serious.
UPDATE: A doctor later said she had been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, was on antibiotics, and became dehydrated at the event.