Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Monday that “additional information” about the Democratic nominee’s health would be released in the next few days, after she was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial event early on Sunday due to the effects of a bout of pneumonia.
“We have been in touch with her physician this morning to get the material together,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said in an MSNBC interview. “We’ll release that to further put to rest any lingering concerns about what you saw yesterday.”
Fallon noted that Clinton released a letter in the summer of 2015 outlining her personal and family medical history, but will “go beyond that.”
He insisted that there “is no other undisclosed condition” besides the pneumonia and seasonal allergies that have caused Clinton to break into coughing fits at a few recent campaign events. Fallon also noted that there were no lingering complications from a concussion Clinton sustained during a fall in 2012.
Asked by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell for information about the type of pneumonia afflicting Clinton, Fallon said that specifics would be outlined in the additional medical records which will be made public this week.
“In the coming days, the extent of that will be revealed,” Fallon said. “Look, I think the true picture here is that from the standpoint of the medical information that’s been released ready it far exceeds what Donald Trump has done. But we are going further.”
Trump in December released a brief statement from his doctor declaring him in “extraordinary” health. He said that he will release “numbers” from a recent physical during a Thursday appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Fallon conceded that the campaign’s delay in making information about Clinton’s health status available after she abruptly left the 9/11 event allowed speculative coverage of the incident to spiral. Clinton staffers waited 90 minutes to inform the press that she had been taken to her daughter Chelsea’s apartment after a spell of dehydration and overheating left her weak on her feet.
“I think in retrospect we could have handled it better in terms of providing more information more quickly,” Fallon said, claiming the team’s focus in that time span was “making sure she was okay.”