Hillary Clinton is taking a week off from campaigning after experiencing an apparent seizure at a 9/11 event on Sunday.
Clinton, 69, was among the dignitaries attending a memorial service at Ground Zero in New York City when she abruptly left the event and collapsed outside.
She apparently suffered a seizure and lost consciousness. 2 Secret Service agents prevented her from falling flat on her face.
The NY Post reports Clinton’s motorcade was en route to Bellevue Hospital.
A source told the Post that someone in Clinton’s entourage detoured the motorcade to her daughter Chelsea’s Manhattan apartment “to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps”.
5 hours later Clinton’s doctor announced she diagnosed the Democratic candidate with pneumonia on Friday.
Clinton’s Parkinson’s disease is an open secret in Washington. Her latest health scare prompted DNC members to quietly convene a meeting to discuss replacing her on the ticket.
Journalist Cokie Roberts said senior “establishment Democrats” are nervously whispering about their options in the event that Hillary suffers another “medical episode” on the campaign trail.
“It has them very nervously beginning to whisper about her stepping aside and finding another candidate,” Roberts said Monday on NPR’s Morning Edition.
On Monday night, Clinton told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper she fainted several times over the last 5 years.
“She just got dehydrated yesterday,” said her husband Bill Clinton in an interview with CBS anchor Charlie Rose on Monday.
The campaign’s strategy is to give Clinton a week off to allow her to rest before hitting the campaign trail again next week. Appearances at several fundraisers in California and Las Vegas were cancelled.
A poll conducted on Monday shows 46 percent of American voters don’t believe Clinton has pneumonia.
38 percent of voters thought Republican nominee Donald Trump was healthy enough to run for office. Only 9 percent of voters thought the same of Hillary.