Par for the course.
From the New York Post:
Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her frightening collapse at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned.
Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee to be rushed to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis, sources said. In Manhattan, that would be Bellevue Hospital.
But a campaign operative decided to change course to avoid having Clinton seen by doctors, nurses and other medical workers who could leak details to reporters, according to a source.
In addition, Clinton’s van was supposed to be escorted by an NYPD detail, but the Secret Service whisked her away from Ground Zero before cops could accompany her, another source said.
It’s all about that transparency, you know?
Here’s the thing: I can’t imagine any rational person, who cares about the issues, choosing Donald over Hillary just because she has pneumonia. Her pneumonia is irrelevant. Her deception, however, is very relevant.
The thing is, while it seemed shady to me initially, I can even understand why she didn’t want to release the fact that she had contracted pneumonia. Stay with me. Momentarily assume that she’s not lying about being totally fine with the exception of having a mild case of walking pneumonia (the magic kind that makes you randomly pass out on beautiful days). At first, I thought “Why not just say it? That’s no big deal.” But, giving her the benefit of the doubt, it’s likely that she thought she’d get over it quickly with some antibiotics, and she didn’t want distractions from her message while giving side-show ammunition to Donald Trump. I get it.
But here’s the thing: She lies about lots of things. Who knows what the truth really is? Why avoid the hospital? Why attack those who even bring up the issue of her health? Journalists were literally fired for even broaching the subject. That screams to everyone that she, like so many times before, is not being honest.