Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sept. 11 after an hour and a half, stumbled into a van and was taken to her daughter's nearby apartment to recover from pneumonia-related dehydration. Clinton soon walked out of her daughter's apartment, posed with a little girl for a picture and got back into her vehicle (video below).
Clinton's fast recovery spurred conspiracy theorists to tweet #HillarysBodyDouble on Sept. 12 based on the belief that the woman who walked out of Chelsea's apartment was actually a body double, notes Mediaite.com:
Liberals believe every lie about @realDonaldTrump but they don't believe the truth about @HillaryClinton #hillarysbodydouble.
Wow. Not a Secret Service Agent or Doctor in sight! #HillarysBodyDouble.
Hey guys don't worry it's just a conspiracy theory. #HillarysBodyDouble.
She collapsed hours earlier but not ONE person near her in case it happened again? #Delusional.
#HillarysBodyDouble. Now I understand the 'Stronger Together' slogan! If Hill can't do it, her body double can!
Unless you see um' together who knows? #HillarysBodyDouble.
Actor Scott Baio tweeted: "Does anyone know the whereabouts of this woman today? Was she in NYC? Lol" and included a link to the website of an actress who does impersonations of Clinton, reports Mediaite.com.
The actress, Teresa Bardwell, tweeted: "I’m in Los Angeles today. Not in NYC!"
Clinton told CNN's Anderson Cooper via phone on Sept. 12 that she felt overheated at the 9/11 memorial and decided to leave.
Clinton said that she felt dizzy and lost her balance outside the van, but immediately started feeling better after getting some water and cooling off inside the vehicle.
Clinton recalled that she has had coughing fits because of her allergies, which is what she thought she had last week.
"What happened this time, though, was it didn't dissipate, and that's why when I got off the road on Friday, I did go to see my doctor, and that's when I was diagnosed with pneumonia," Clinton told Cooper.
Cooper asked Clinton why she did not reveal her pneumonia diagnosis earlier, and she replied: "I just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal."
Cooper asked Clinton if her slow health disclosure was evidence of a lack of transparency, and Clinton said: "Oh my goodness Anderson. Compare everything you know about me with my opponent. I think it's time he met the same level of disclosure that I have for years."
Clinton went on to opine about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lack of disclosure regarding his health and tax returns.