Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asserted on Sept. 12 that he was correct about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's health, which he described as "sad" (video below).
Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City on Sept. 11 after an hour and a half in 80+ degree weather, and was filmed stumbling as she got into a vehicle.
Less than 24 hours later, CNBC host Joe Kernen asked Trump if he stood behind his statement that Clinton lacks the "stamina either mentally or physically to be president."
"Well, I don’t take satisfaction, Joe, and frankly, I hope she gets well and I hope she gets well soon, but it was quite sad to be honest with you," Trump stated. "And I hope she gets well soon. No satisfaction, believe me, whatsoever."
Kernen cued Trump about how his schedule was "more grueling" than Clinton's schedule, and Trump added that he was on a "very tough schedule."
Clinton's medical episode did not involve "stamina" according to a statement released by her doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, notes NBC News on Sept. 12:
Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning's event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.
An unidentified source in the Clinton Campaign told PEOPLE that several others in the campaign have also had pneumonia.
"Everyone's been sick," the source stated.
The source added that the pneumonia had hit at least half a dozen senior campaign staff, including aides who travel with Clinton; two top Clinton advisers required emergency treatment.
Conservative websites have been pushing rumors about Clinton's health for months. In August, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said that Clinton had a form of brain damage.