By Miriam Raftery
September 11, 2016 (New York) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton left a 911 memorial event in New York early and stumbled as she was helped into her limousine. Her campaign initially reported she suffered heat exhaustion but later stated that she has been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Her doctor has indicated she is being treated with antibiotics and is recovering, though he has advised curtailing her campaign schedule for a few days. Clinton was later filmed leaving her daughter,Chelsea's home,walking unassisted and waving.
Mrs. Clinton has previously been reported to be in good health other than seasonal allergies and a thyroid condition. She suffered several coughing fits in recent days on the campaign trail, which could be attributable to the pneumonia.
Questions have been raised by some over Republican nominee Donald Trump’s health after some apparent memory lapses (his father had Alzheimer’s), though his doctor has attested he is in good health.
Either candidate would be among the oldest presidents ever elected, should they win in November. Trump is 70 and Clinton is 68. The oldest president, Ronald Reagan, was 70 when inaugurated and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly after leaving office eight years later.