Hillary Clinton fell ill during Sunday’s 9/11 Ceremonies in New York, video of her nearly collapsing as she was taken to her car, has raised questions about her health – an issue her opponent, Donald Trump, has been mentioning recently.
Here is some of the coverage this morning, including a Bloomberg TV analysis. The latest national and Florida polls follow.
Reuters: Clinton’s bout of pneumonia raises worries for Democrats:
Democrat Hillary Clinton’s bout of pneumonia, kept secret until she nearly collapsed on Sunday, has raised an element of uncertainty about her health going into the final weeks of presidential campaigning and risks feeding a narrative from rival Donald Trump about her stamina.
NBC News: Hillary Clinton’s Health Scare: 9 Unanswered Questions:
As Hillary Clinton’s health moves from the fringes to the center of the 2016 presidential campaign, there’s a lot we still don’t know about her scare this weekend.
Here’s what we do know: Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. During a Sept. 11 memorial event on Sunday at Ground Zero, she was unsteady and clearly needed help getting into a van after becoming “overheated and dehydrated.” And Clinton canceled a planned to trip to California for Monday while she rests at home.
1.) Why hide the pneumonia diagnosis?
2.) Has Clinton been otherwise ill in recent days?
3.) Who made the call not to go to the hospital and when?
(video above from WSJ – Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 ceremony in New York abruptly Sunday. After videos surfaced showing the Democratic presidential nominee stumble as aides helped lift her to a campaign car, Clinton’s doctor released a statement saying the 68-year old had been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday. Credit: Twitter/Zdenek Gazda via Storyful)
Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Jolts the Presidential Race
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Sunday she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and would cancel a planned two-day swing through California, hours after the Democratic presidential nominee abruptly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York for what her aides described as her feeling “overheated.”
The diagnosis, coupled with a remark by Mrs. Clinton late Friday criticizing some Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” is an unwelcome distraction for a campaign facing a tightening of polls in recent weeks.
Politico: Trump on Clinton’s health: ‘I hope she gets well soon’
Donald Trump on Monday refused to speculate why Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t reveal her pneumonia diagnosis sooner but wished her well.
“I really just don’t know,” Trump told Fox News. “I hope she gets well soon. I don’t know what’s going on.”
“I see what I see. The coughing fit was a week ago, so I assume that was pneumonia also,” he says. “I mean, I would think it would have been. So something’s going on but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail and we’ll be seeing her at the debate.”
As for his own health, Trump said he recently had a physical examination and he’ll be releasing the results soon.
Bloomberg TV: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia and canceled travel plans for Monday and Tuesday after leaving a Sept. 11 ceremony. Bloomberg’s Megan Murphy looks at how Clinton’s illness impacts the race for the White House on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
Latest Polls from RealClearPolitics. National first, then Florida
|RCP Average||8/26 – 9/11||—||—||45.9||42.9||Clinton +3.0|
|LA Times/USC Tracking||9/5 – 9/11||2596 LV||4.5||44||44||Tie|
|ABC News/Wash Post||9/5 – 9/8||642 LV||4.5||51||43||Clinton +8|
|Economist/YouGov||9/4 – 9/6||955 RV||4.7||44||42||Clinton +2|
|Reuters/Ipsos||9/1 – 9/5||1084 LV||3.5||40||38||Clinton +2|
|CNN/ORC||9/1 – 9/4||786 LV||3.5||48||49||Trump +1|
|NBC News/SM||8/29 – 9/4||32226 RV||1.0||48||42||Clinton +6|
|IBD/TIPP||8/26 – 9/1||861 LV||3.4||44||43||Clinton +1|
|FOX News||8/28 – 8/30||1011 RV||3.0||48||42||Clinton +6|
|RCP Average||8/19 – 9/9||—||—||44.3||44.2||Trump +0.1|
|JMC Analytics*||9/7 – 9/8||781 LV||3.5||46||42||Trump +4|
|CBS News/YouGov*||9/7 – 9/9||1193 LV||3.5||42||44||Clinton +2|
|Quinnipiac||8/29 – 9/7||761 LV||3.6||47||47||Tie|
|PPP (D)||9/4 – 9/6||744 LV||3.6||46||47||Clinton +1|
|Mason-Dixon*||8/22 – 8/24||625 LV||4.0||42||44||Clinton +2|
|Florida Atlantic University*||8/19 – 8/22||1200 LV||2.7||43||41||Trump +2|