Sunday, 11 September 2016

The moment Hillary Clinton collapses as she is helped into her van after being rushed from 9/11 memorial (photos + video)


Video has surfaced of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble as she was led into a van after suffering a 'medical episode' during the 9/11 memorial service. The Democratic presidential candidate is seen standing on a curb near the World Trade Center when she appeared to lose her balance. One of her aides is seen grabbing onto her arm as the motorcade arrives.  Her security detail then had to help her into the van buy grabbing each of her arms. She then appears to lose a shoe under the vehicle in the struggle before being driven to daughter Chelsea's apartment in Manhattan.

Despite the concerning footage, she emerged from the home at 11:45 on Sunday saying she was fine. She told waiting reporters: 'I'm feeling great, it's a beautiful day in New York'.  A smiling Clinton was then greeted by a young girl on the street to pose for a picture. She then waved  at customers at a nearby restaurant before getting into a van. She is now believed to be heading back to her house in Chappaqua, New York.

Nick Merrill, her travelling press secretary, said Clinton 'overheated' during the ceremony, but had quickly recovered.  But the video seems to show her symptoms are far worse than her aides have suggested.   




Video has surfaced of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble as she was led into a van after suffering a 'medical episode' during the 9/11 memorial service

The presidential candidate is seen standing on a curb near the World Trade Center when she appeared to lose her balance

The concerning footage shows her knees appearing to buckle, causing her to fall towards two of her handlers. They then steady her on the sidewalk 

Her aides then rushed to her side and then helped her into the van before she was rushed off to Chelsea's Manhattan home 


She told waiting reporters: 'I'm feeling great, it's a beautiful day in New York'.

Clinton was taken from the 9/11 memorial site at 9:30am on Sunday, just 90 minutes after arriving to remember the 2,977 people who lost their lives 

The Democratic presidential candidate was standing alongside rival Donald Trump and other politicians when she apparently fainted, according to reports

One of Clinton's handlers is seen with his arm across her shoulders. She is seen with her arm resting on his back as she leaves the ceremony 

Her campaign team said she 'overheated' during the ceremony. It was around 80 degrees at Ground Zero during the service

Onlookers have also said her symptoms seemed far worse than her aides have suggested

Witnesses said her departure from the service was 'unexpected', but they said it was 'clear' that she had a medical episode 

Hillary was joined by politicians, including Bill de Blasio, as mourners remembered the 15th anniversary of the attacks 

She suspended her campaign on Sunday as a mark of respect for those who died

Earlier on Sunday, she was seen wearing sunglasses as she arrived in New York 

Clinton speaks to outgoing NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (behind her) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (right facing towards her)

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