Hillary Clinton’s campaign released additional medical information Wednesday regarding the Democratic U.S. presidential nominee’s health after details of her having been diagnosed with pneumonia emerged earlier this week.
The former secretary of state left the 9/11 memorial service Sunday midway and was seen staggering while getting into a van. The additional information is an updated review that also gives details on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis.
“She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest,” Clinton’s doctor Lisa Bardack said in a letter released by the campaign. “She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The latest pneumonia diagnosis added to the several conspiracy theories regarding the 68-year-old’s medical condition. Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump has also long questioned whether she has the stamina to be an able commander-in-chief.
At a rally Wednesday in Ohio, Trump remarked that the room filled with nearly 5,000 people was hot and reportedly added, “You think Hillary would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? I don't think so.” The 70-year-old real estate mogul later said at the same rally, “We want her better, we want her back on the trail.”
Trump and Clinton are some of the oldest candidates running for presidency. If Trump wins, he will be the oldest newly elected president beating Ronald Reagan who was 69 when he took the oath of office. Clinton who will turn 69 next month will be the second oldest.
In her letter, Bardack wrote that Clinton was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious pneumonia and that she was in “excellent mental condition.”
“My overall impression is that Mrs. Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia,” Bardack wrote.
Clinton had been resting for three days in her New York home and will return to the campaign trail Thursday.
Meanwhile, Trump announced that he planned on releasing the details of his recent physical examination this week. His campaign said that the real estate mogul’s appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” will reveal details regarding his overall well-being and his family’s medical history.
His longtime physician Harold Bornstein had written a note earlier that said that if elected, Trump would be the healthiest president in history. Bornstein admitted later that he wrote the note in five minutes while a limousine sent by the 70-year-old waited outside.