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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton abruptly excused herself this morning from a 9/11 event, after suddenly falling ill.

The former senator reportedly left the 15th anniversary commemorative event in NYC at the site of the twin towers because she became overheated. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so she departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” said Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman.

She was taken to her daughter’s apartment not far from the site, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

After a couple hours she emerged from the home to go into her awaiting motorcade. “I’m feeling great,” Mrs. Clinton told reporters outside. “It’s a beautiful day in New York.”

Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the first time Sen. Clinton’s health has been questioned.

Back in 2012 she suffered from a blood clot in her head and double vision, that required months of rehabilitation. And despite a clean bill of health from her physician, her opponent Donald Trump —who has yet to release his medical records— has continually brought it up as an issue.

As reported by The New York Times:

Mr. Trump and his supporters have aggressively sought to raise questions about Mrs. Clinton’s health in recent months. The nominee himself has highlighted his rival’s recurring cough and wrote on Twitter last month that “both candidates” should “release detailed medical records” (Mr. Trump has issued only a limited summary of his own health).

Mrs. Clinton has been bothered by allergy attacks since she emerged from an August fund-raising swing for a series of post-Labor Day campaign events. On Monday, in Cleveland, she could hardly get through a rally because of a coughing attack. “Every time I think of Trump, I get allergic,” she told the crowd to laughter.

The following day on her campaign plane, Mrs. Clinton told reporters that her allergies flared up twice a year and that she was on antihistamines. “I just upped my antihistamine load to try to break through it,” she said. “It lasts a couple days, and then it disappears.”

No word on if today’s illness was allergy related or not, but we wish her a fast and healthy recovery.


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