David Axelrod Disses Clinton’s ‘Unhealthy’ Obsession With Privacy

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September 12, 2016 9:25 a.m.

David Axelrod on Monday ripped Hillary Clinton for an “unhealthy penchant for privacy” after the former secretary of state did not disclose a pneumonia diagnosis before she stumbled at a public event over the weekend.

Axelrod, the former chief strategist for President Obama’s campaigns, tweeted:

Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri responded to the dig by admitting “we could have done better” following the incident.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway jumped on Palmieri’s response, saying voters know they don’t like or trust Clinton.

Clinton has long been criticized for her uneven transparency with the press and public. After she stumbled at a memorial on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, staffers initially said she was “overheated” but later revealed she was diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier.

This post has been updated.

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