Clinton back on campaign trail after releasing health info

Clinton back on campaign trail after releasing health info

WHITE PLAINS, New York – The Associated Press
Clinton back on campaign trail after releasing health info

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves her daughter Chelsea's home in New York, New York, United States September 11, 2016, after Clinton left ceremonies commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks feeling "overheated." REUTERS photo

Hillary Clinton was set to return to the campaign trail Sept. 15 following a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both the Democratic nominee and Republican Donald Trump’s transparency regarding their health.

Clinton’s campaign responded with a new letter from her doctor Sept. 14 declaring her “fit to serve” as president and recovering well from her recent illness. The letter - the first substantial update on her health in more than a year - details the medications she is taking, her cholesterol levels and other results from a physical exam.

Clinton, 68, was set to spend Sept. 15 campaigning in Greensboro, North Carolina, and speaking to a Hispanic group in Washington. It is to be her first public appearance since Sept. 11, when she abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service in New York after becoming dizzy and dehydrated. After a video emerged of her stumbling and being held up by aides, the campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia days earlier.

Trump says he, too, plans to release details from a recent physical, though it was unclear when that would happen and how much information he would provide. So far, the businessman has only released a widely mocked letter from his longtime physician declaring he would be the healthiest president in history.

Speaking in an air-conditioned minor league basketball arena in Canton, Ohio, Trump made his most direct reference to Clinton’s recent diagnosis of pneumonia on Sept. 14. 

“You think this is easy?” Trump asked. “In this beautiful room that’s 122 degrees. It is hot, and it is always hot when I perform because the crowds are so big. The rooms were not designed for this kind of crowd. I don’t know, folks. You think Hillary Clinton would be able to stand up here and do this for an hour? I don’t know.”