Clinton campaign says she left 9/11 event feeling overheated

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, second from right, departs after attending a ceremony at the Sept. 11 memorial, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary ceremony after feeling “overheated” and retreated to her daughter’s nearby apartment. Her campaign said later the Democratic presidential nominee was “feeling much better.”

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement that the former secretary of state attended the morning ceremony for 90 minutes “to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen.

“During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” the statement said.

The statement offered no additional details, including whether the 68-year-old Clinton required medical attention.

Donald Trump supporters have tried to make the case that she’s physically unfit for the White House, citing a concussion she sustained in December 2012 after fainting. Her doctor attributed the episode to a stomach virus and dehydration.

She was among the many dignitaries at the annual event at ground zero in lower Manhattan, joining New York’s Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, as she stood during the ceremony.

Trump also attended the memorial service. Neither he nor Clinton spoke at the event, in keeping with the solemn nature of the annual remembrance of the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

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