Hillary Clinton abruptly left September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City Sunday after feeling “overheated,” according to a campaign statement.
“Sec. Clinton attended the September 11 commemoration ceremony for just an hour and 30 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 September 11 memorial in Manhattan at about 8:19 AM, where she chatted with Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristin 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 with Secret Service agents in tow at approximately 9:30 AM, before the end of the memorial service, according to reports. Below is footage of Clinton exiting the 9/11 some oriole ceremony.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
Clinton arrived at her daughter’s apartment sometime later and departed shortly after. As the Democratic nominee left the building, one reporter asked if she was feeling better. Clinton responded: “Yes, thank you very much.” She went on to say that she felt “great” and that “it’s a beautiful day in New York.”