Clinton returns to campaign, smiling and appearing energetic

From The Associated Press:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday, smiling and chatting with reporters as her plane flew to North Carolina. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared energetic and in high spirits after the bout of pneumonia that sidelined her.

She said she was “doing great” and “excited to get to North Carolina.” She was expected to take more extensive questions later Thursday.

Clinton left a 9/11 memorial service in New York on Sunday, stumbling and being supported by others as she entered her car. Her campaign said later that she had been diagnosed with mild pneumonia on Friday. That episode has brought new attention to the candidates’ health and raised questions about her openness and Donald Trump’s on the subject.

“I’m really glad that I did finally follow my doctor’s orders and take some days to rest instead of just trying to keep powering through, which I think is a common experience for people,” Clinton told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” in an interview broadcast Thursday morning.

Clinton and Trump both released letters from their doctors this week with additional details about their health, including their cholesterol levels, blood pressure and current medications. Both candidates’ physicians declared them fit to serve as president.

In releasing a letter from Trump’s doctor Thursday, Trump’s team appeared to take a swipe at Clinton’s brief absence from the campaign trail.

“We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure – uninterrupted – the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign …

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