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Clinton 'overheated' at September 11 ceremony

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves ceremonies marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Photograph: (Reuters)

New York, NY, United States Sep 11, 2016, 04.24 PM (IST)
A campaign spokesman for Hillary Clinton said the US Democratic presidential candidate became "overheated" at the September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City and left the event early.

He added that Clinton went to her daughter Chelsea's apartment in New York and is "feeling much better".  
A video posted to social media showed Clinton standing rigidly while an aide held her arm at the ceremony from where she was helped into the van. The video came from an unverified Twitter account.

As the solemn event began on Sunday at the site of the World Trade Center that was attacked by two hijacked airliners 15 years ago, there was patchy sunlight, with temperatures at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius). But the high humidity caused it to feel much hotter in the crowd at times.

Trump makes health an issue

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to raising questions about Clinton's health and whether she has the stamina to serve as the president. 

Earlier at a camping rally in Cleveland Clinton's speech was interrupted by a coughing spell. The episode had fueled questions about Clinton being in good health. 

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