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Is Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Diagnosis Really A Big Deal?

screenshot-2016-10-05-09-25-35While leaving a 9/11 memorial service on Sunday in New York, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton struggled to stand and stumbled before getting into her transportation.

Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, but the public only learned about it Sunday after the episode. Shortly afterwards, the Clinton campaign canceled a two-day trip to California.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pushed the idea that Clinton is not healthy enough to be president of the United States in recent weeks. Will Clinton’s health scare give Trump and conspiracy theorists more ammunition?

Michelle Bernard, President and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, said Trump’s attacks on Clinton as it relates to her health will “hurt his campaign” and said, “This should not really be an issue.


Air Date:  September 12, 2016 

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