Only when she was captured on video struggling to get into her vehicle did they report the pneumonia diagnosis.Since then, Clinton has released more information about her overall health, including a letter from her doctor that includes some details but falls short of releasing medical records many would like to see.The health of the candidates is a legitimate issue in any presidential campaign, especially one in which the major-party contenders will be 70 (Donald Trump) and 68 (Clinton) on Election Day. After more that five years of claims that Obama may have been born in another country, Trump did not explain his change of position.
Mr Obama’s remarks came at a time when polls have shown the race between Ms Clinton and Mr Trump tightening and amid concerns among Democrats that African-American turnout will not match what it was under Obama’s historic 2008 and 2012 elections.
ABC anchor Martha Raddatz grilled Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over Donald Trump’s previous longstanding belief that President Barack Obama was not born in the US.
Kaine, meanwhile, pointed to Trump’s history of appearing to raise the possibility of violence against Clinton. “I just don’t want to answer it yet”. You want to give me a good sendoff?
She said she would not take for granted the vote of anyone in the room, and contrasted her vision with Trump’s.
Speaking moments before the president, Clinton lauded Obama and also took on the birther controversy that has been swirling. “A thin-skinned, temperamental, shoot-from-the-hip and lip, uninformed commander-in-chief is too great a risk for America”.
But Kaine said some of Trump’s supporters will never be persuaded to back Clinton. “But look at the results under his guidance – a total disaster!”
Trump, her Republican rival for the White House was scolded by media figures for also referring to the New Jersey and NY events as bombings.
“For example: “@CNN just doesn’t get it, and that’s why their ratings are so low – and getting worse. Seven weeks from Election Day, Trump and Clinton are fighting for a small sliver of undecided voters who, in many cases, simply can’t stomach either of their choices.
For another: “Crazy Maureen Dowd, the wacky columnist for the failing @nytimes, pretends she knows me well-wrong!”
Trump and Clinton are two of the oldest candidates ever to run for the White House, and the issue of their health and fitness drew attention this past week after Clinton had to leave a 9/11 memorial ceremony early and later revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Trump ignored questions from reporters about his switch and has yet to explain why he abandoned the “birther” stance that fueled his political fame and was viewed by critics as an attempt to delegitimize the nation’s first African-American president.
While Trump and aides may be seeking to bury the issue, it is likely to surface during the series of three debates with Clinton that start on September 26.
Trump, who has the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, eventually took to Twitter to say the Secret Service had not contacted him about the remarks.
Bernie Sanders is urging people turned off by their choices in the presidential election to turn out anyway, even if they think “everybody’s disgusting”.