Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is set to return to the campaign trail in North Carolina on Sept. 15 after recovering from a bout of pneumonia.
On Sept. 13, Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed that the former Secretary of State would be resuming her campaign duties after spending several days resting in her home in Chappaqua, New York, USA TODAY reports.
Clinton had suffered a health scare on Sept. 11 when she appeared distressed during a 9/11 memorial service in New York City. The Clinton campaign later disclosed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia Sept. 9.
Merrill added that the Democratic nominee had spent Sept. 13 communicating on the phone, reading through a stack of briefings and watching President Barack Obama campaign on her behalf in Philadelphia.
Obama spoke to a crowd of 6,000 at the Philadelphia Art Museum, where he praised Clinton’s record, Mic reports.
“I believe there has never been a man or a woman more qualified that Hillary Clinton to serve as our president,” Obama told the crowd.
Clinton has been criticized by Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for not disclosing her pneumonia sooner. Her health scare Sept. 11 has even led to accusations that she is hiding an even more dire illness.
On Sept. 13, Clinton explained told CNN, “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal.”
The Democratic nominee explained that her physician had recommended that she rest for five days and that she had disregarded that advice.
“Obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner -- I probably would have been better off … but like a lot of people, I thought that I could just keep going forward and power through it,” Clinton added. “And obviously that didn’t work out so well.”
The Democratic nominee had to cancel her appearances in California and Las Vegas in order to recuperate. On Sept. 15, Clinton is scheduled to make her return to the campaign trail in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Tar Heel State is slated as a contentious battleground prize for the November election. A Sept. 8 poll conducted by Suffolk University found that Trump currently leads the state by three percentage points, according to Politico.