The Democratic presidential nominee just took a deep jab at Republicans at a recent appearance.
Hillary Clinton made one of her first public appearances since she was seen stumbling in New York on Sept. 11, and was later revealed to have pneumonia — and she took a brutal jab at Republicans at the event. Clinton was in D.C. to speak at the Black Women’s Agenda Symposium, and all the flack she took from Republicans over her health led to one devastating comeback: “The good news is, my pneumonia finally got some Republicans interested in women’s health.”
Joking aside, Clinton admitted she should not have ignored her doctor’s orders to rest, and instead attended a Sept. 11 memorial at Ground Zero in New York and nearly collapsing as she was led into a van. Supports of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had long been spreading rumors that she was in ill health, and this fueled some of those claims.
However, Clinton said it was a temporary bout with illness and she had recovered well since then. The campaign didn’t reveal the pneumonia diagnosis until after the incident, which didn’t help her campaign.
Clinton said what she was going through is what “women do every single day.”
The statement from BWA adds: “Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed more than 600 participants at The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. 39th Annual Symposium on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.)During The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) 39th Annual Symposium Awards Luncheon, attendees were encouraged to participate in BWA’s “Four For 4″ get-out-the-vote initiative by signing pledge cards ensuring that at least four people, including themselves, vote in the November 2016 election.”