Hillary Clinton abruptly left the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in New York City Sunday morning after feeling “overheated,” according to a campaign statement.
“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill said in a statement Sunday morning. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”
Clinton arrived at the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan at about 8:19 AM, where she chatted with Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Clinton was expected to stay for most of the ceremony’s duration.
Later, the candidate walked away from the area unassisted with Secret Service agents in tow at approximately 9:30 AM, before the end of the memorial service, according to pool reports.
The candidate was attending the ceremony at the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan on the 15th anniversary of the deadly terror attacks. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was also in attendance.
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