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Clinton: I Didn't Think Diagnosis Was a Big Deal

She expects to be back on campaign trail this week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2016 8:14 PM CDT
Clinton: I Didn't Think Diagnosis Was a Big Deal
Hillary Clinton waves Sunday in New York.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton spoke to CNN Monday night and tried to tamp down any concerns over her health. She said she's feeling "much better" and hoped to be back on the campaign trail "in the next couple of days," per Reuters. Her campaign has taken flak for not disclosing her diagnosis of pneumonia on Friday, but she downplayed that when asked about it by Anderson Cooper. “I just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal,” said Clinton, as quoted by Politico. “It's just the kind of thing that if it happens to you and you're a busy, active person, you keep moving forward.”

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When Clinton left the 9/11 memorial on Sunday, her doctor said she'd been dehydrated, and Cooper pressed her on how often that has happened. “Oh, I think really only twice that I can recall,” she said. “You know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life, and I'm aware of it and usually can avoid it.” Clinton couldn't resist a dig at Donald Trump, saying that the public knew far more about every aspect of her life when compared to his. "I think it's time he met the same level of disclosure that I have for years.” (One prominent blogger thinks this episode makes her "unelectable.")

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