Reporters covering Hillary Clinton tweeted earlier today that the presidential candidate abruptly left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York and they are being kept in the dark about why:
Clinton left the 9/11 ceremony 30+ mins ago but press pool was not told to where. Aides now not responding to any Qs about her whereabouts
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 11, 2016
Pool of reporters who protectively travel w/Hillary Clinton are being penned in at 9/11 memorial, not informed of her current whereabouts.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) September 11, 2016
Clinton left Ground Zero shortly after 9 a.m.; it's unclear why. Trump is still there, talking with Rudy Giuliani, per @kevcirilli.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 11, 2016
Clinton left the viewing area at the 9/11 memorial at least 30 minutes ago we do not know her whereabouts
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) September 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton walked out of the 9/11 memorial about 30 minutes ago but campaign aides won't comment on where she is now.
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) September 11, 2016
Fox News is reporting, however, that she left due to medical issues:
The Democratic presidential nominee appeared to faint on her way into her van and had to be helped by her security, the source said. She was “clearly having some type of medical episode.”
Clinton’s stumbled off the curb, her “knees buckled” and she lost a shoe as she was helped into a van during her “unexpected early departure,” a witness told Fox News.
A separate law enforcement source told Fox News that Clinton left the event because she wasn’t feeling well.
The Guardian has reported the same, but a NY1 reporter is saying other witnesses disputed that account:
BREAKING: Eyewitness reports Hillary Clinton left 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York after 'medical episode'
— Oliver Duggan (@OliDuggan) September 11, 2016
Two non-campaign officials w HRC during ceremony say did not appear ill. Still waiting fr campaign to find out why she left early. More @ny1
— Josh Robin (@joshrobin) September 11, 2016
UPDATE –– 11:05 am ET: A Clinton spokesperson said she was “overheated”:
Clinton spox: "During ceremony, she
felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is
feeling much better."
— Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) September 11, 2016
UPDATE –– 11:37 am ET: Below are photos taken of Clinton leaving:
— CNN (@CNN) September 11, 2016
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 11, 2016
Watch the report above, vis MSNBC.
UPDATE –– 12:07 pm ET: Go here to see video of Clinton leaving the event. The video shows her appearing to stumble and security around her helping her into the van.
UPDATE –– 12:10 pm ET: You can see video below of Clinton emerging from her daughter’s apartment building:
UPDATE — 6:33 pm ET: Clinton’s doctor released a statement today stating that she has been diagnosed with pneumonia.
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