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Clinton campaign pledges more health information after pneumonia diagnosis

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s health dominated headlines on Sunday after she left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Manhattan. After it was confirmed that she was suffering from pneumonia, her campaign promised more information on her health. Meanwhile, Clinton’s comment that Donald Trump supporters are a “basket of deplorables” is providing fodder for her opponent's ads. Judy Woodruff reports.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The questions are swirling in the presidential campaign this evening: How much do voters know about the candidates' health, and how much should they know?

    The issue leaped to the fore in the last 24 hours.

  • WOMAN:

    She was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The cable news banners told the story, Hillary Clinton's health front and center, after she appeared to stumble when she abruptly left Sunday's 9/11 ceremony in New York City.

    Hours later, her doctor said the 68-year-old Democratic nominee had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday. The Clinton campaign pledged today that more information on her health is forthcoming.

    BRIAN FALLON, Clinton campaign Press Secretary: We're going to be releasing that to further put to rest any lingering concerns about what you saw yesterday. It really is the case that there is no other undisclosed condition.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Clinton scrapped a California trip, and instead planned to phone in to a San Francisco fund-raiser tonight. And late today, she tweeted: "I'm feeling fine and getting better."

    That left running mate Tim Kaine to take up the issue in Dayton, Ohio.

    SEN. TIM KAINE (D), Vice Presidential Nominee: I have just been on the campaign since July 22. Hillary Clinton has been on the trail for 18 months. Her energy staggers me. I have a hard time keeping up with her.

    (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Meanwhile, Republican Donald Trump was restrained in his reaction.

    DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: But I just hope that she gets well, and gets back on the trail.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Trump has released little about his own health, but promised today he will be putting out more information as well.

  • DONALD TRUMP:

    This last week, I took a physical. And I will be releasing when the numbers come in. Hopefully, they're going to be good. I think they're going to be good. I feel great. But when the numbers come in, I will be releasing very, very specific numbers.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Trump's main focus today was a different issue: Clinton's Friday night comments about his supporters. It's fodder for a new Trump campaign ad.

    HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Nominee: You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables, the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.

  • NARRATOR:

    People like you, you, and you, deplorable.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And it was fodder for Trump himself on the campaign trail today during a speech in Baltimore.

  • DONALD TRUMP:

    We have the support of cops, and soldiers, carpenters and welders, the young and the old, and millions of working-class families. These were among the countless Americans that Hillary Clinton called deplorable, irredeemable, and un-American.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Trump's next stop, one of the battleground states, North Carolina, this evening.

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