The strangest thing about today for me has been the complete lack of transparency from the Clinton campaign following yesterday’s extremely disturbing and bizarre events.
Hillary Clinton collapsing into the arms of secret service as she was shoved into a van was unquestionably the most significant moment of the entire campaign season thus far. As such, you’d think her people would hold a press conference providing very detailed specifics about the pneumonia diagnosis and, most importantly, why it was hidden from the public.
None of that happened, which makes the whole thing even shadier than it already was.
As The Hill reports:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook repeatedly dodged questions about whether he and other top campaign officials knew that the Democratic nominee had been diagnosed with pneumonia before she fell ill in public over the weekend.
Way to make people feel better about the whole thing.
In an interview with MSNBC on Monday, anchor Kate Snow asked Mook five times if he knew about the diagnosis, which the Clinton campaign made public Sunday only after video surfaced of her stumbling and needing assistance getting into a van.
“I’m not going to get into details about who knew her medical information,” Mook said on Snow’s third run through the question. “But she made a determination with her doctor that she’d power through this. She didn’t want it to affect anything and obviously this on Sunday, when she got overheated, it was clear she needed some downtime.”