Clinton Abruptly Left 9/11 Ceremony Because She Was ‘Overheated’ (UPDATED)


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:

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:

UPDATE –– 11:05 am ET: A Clinton spokesperson said she was “overheated”:

UPDATE –– 11:37 am ET: Below are photos taken of Clinton leaving:

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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