Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in downtown Manhattan early on Sunday because she “felt overheated”, a campaign spokesperson said.
“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement, later versions of which omitted the word “just”.
“During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”
The temperature in New York City on Sunday morning was in the low 80sF, around 28C, with humidity of around 46%. Clinton, like most official attendees at the memorial ceremonies, including the Republican nominee Donald Trump, wore a formal suit.
A security official who did not wish to be identified told the Guardian Clinton walked from the ceremony without support, got into a vehicle and was driven away.
“She didn’t look great,” he said. “Maybe she was dehydrated, these guys work 16 hours every day.”
Video posted by a bystander to Twitter appeared to show Clinton, extremely unsteady and supported by aides, being helped from the curb into a vehicle. The video could not immediately be verified.
Clinton’s van and security detail were then seen by reporters who travel with her outside Chelsea Clinton’s Manhattan apartment, in the Flatiron at 26th and Madison Avenue.
Those reporters noticed Clinton’s departure from the memorial at about 9.36am. The campaign did not respond to their questions or those from...Read More HERE