Hillary Clinton: How The Media Is Treating The Presidential Candidate's Pneumonia [READ]

Sep 13, 2016 06:57 AM EDT | Irene Cabrera


Hillary Clinton nearly fainted during a ceremony that honored the victims of 9/11 on Sunday after she was diagnosed with pneumonia by her doctor two days prior.

Lisa Bardack, the doctor of the former secretary of state and now Democratic presidential candidate, diagnosed her with the ailment, gave her some antibiotics and instructed her to take some rests, according to CNN.

Clinton thought she could push through and was feeling better, but after suffering a near fainting spell, she had to go home early. Some members of the media were quick to throw in their suspicious that she was gravely ill, even though she appeared in fine form after she was spotted outside daughter Chelsea's home a few hours later.

Several media outlets wrote articles about how Clinton's health scare could affect the presidential race, where she competes for the highest seat in the land against her rival, billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Additionally, the hashtag #HillarysBodyDouble trended on Twitter on Monday afternoon, with some users accusing Clinton of using a body double in the aftermath of her fainting episode. In response to the social media furor, Clinton's campaign team were quick to respond and clear out any issues by saying that they will present additional medical records to the media within this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Clinton's fainting episode on Sunday's memorial ceremony, where people gathered around to honor the lives of more than 3,000 people who perished during the September 11 attacks back in 2001 at the World Trade Center, could be attributed to the hot temperature in New York that day.

A video that was posted on social media showed Clinton, who was wearing a high-collared shirt and dark suit, wobbling while she was accompanied by her aids to get inside the car. Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley admitted that the weather was "stiflingly hot" and also had to leave the service early, according to Aljazeera.

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