Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clintonis doing fine afterher abrupt departure from a memorial event last weekend, former President Bill Clinton assured journalist Charlie Rose on Monday.
Shes doing fine, she was even better last night before she went to sleep, Clinton told Rose during an interview that aired on PBS late Monday. She had a good nights sleep, shes doing fine ... She just got dehydrated yesterday.
The Clinton camp has been scrambling to address the incident at a September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City. Video footage taken at the event appears to show the candidate wobbling on her feat and being helped into a van, her feet dragging. Her doctors later announced she had been diagnosed with pneumonialast week, which Clinton did not publicly disclose.
Rose pressed her husbands claims that she was only dehydrated, asking if there were any signs of something more serious.
Well if it is, its a mystery to me and all of her doctors, Bill Clinton replied, before noting that frequently well not frequently, rarely but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.
The former president assured Rose that his wife wouldnt be gone for weeks ahead of the campaign trail, adding that she had been working like a demon and had two-and-a-half hard days before the day she got dizzy.
He noted after Sundays incident that hed be lucky to hold [his wife] back another day after she cancelled a campaign trip meant to see her in Californiathis week.
The former secretary of state has already come under fire for keeping her illness private from her media detail and all but her closest staffers.
I just didnt think it was going to be that big a deal, she told CNNs Anderson Cooper.
Both Clintons pointed to the unequal levels of scrutiny between the two leading candidates, notingDonald Trump had yet to release his tax returns and only provided cursory details about his health.
The Republican candidatepromised on Monday to release some of his health recordsin the coming days.