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Clinton Cancels Campaign Stop Following Health Scare

| by Robert Fowler
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will sit out from her upcoming slate of campaign events in California following her diagnosis of pneumonia and a brush with dehydration.

On Sept. 11, Clinton attended a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. During the ceremony, the Democratic nominee appeared to be in physical distress while being lead back to her campaign motorcade, according to ABC News.

Shortly after the health scare, Clinton’s personal physician publicly disclosed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Sept. 9. The former Secretary of State had grown faint from a combination of the illness and dehydration during the ceremony.

Following the incident, Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon announced that the Democratic nominee would stay at home for the next few days and would not return to the trail until the middle of the week.

Clinton will phone into a San Francisco fundraiser on Sept. 12 but will spend all day resting at her home in Chappaqua, New York.

In response to the minor health scare, the Clinton campaign will be releasing additional medical information about the Democratic nominee.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who was in attendance with Clinton during the memorial service, disclosed that he had been diagnosed with pneumonia weeks beforehand. Schumer stated that his doctor had cleared him after a regiment of antibiotics coupled with a lighter schedule.

Anonymous sources within the Clinton campaign told People Magazine that numerous staffers had been stricken with pneumonia throughout the month of August and that the Democratic nominee’s diagnosis was bound to happen.

“Everyone’s been sick,” one campaign source said.

Reportedly, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook is among those who have come down with pneumonia.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump struck a sympathetic tone for his general election opponent during an interview with CNBC.

“It’s quite sad,” Trump said. “I hope she gets well soon.”

Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt had a more positive spin on the incident. The comedian took to Twitter to praise Clinton for her ability to campaign even while being sick, according to The Huffington Post.

“Wait, so Hillary has PNEUMONIA and she’s still campaigning as hard as she is?” Oswalt tweeted out. “You realize how badass that is, right?”

Sources: ABC News, CNBCThe Huffington PostPeople Magazine / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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