Hillary Clinton stumbles — will her campaign follow? featured BR


A weekend of stumbles has Hillary Clinton aback attractive accessible at a cardinal moment of her action with Donald Trump.Her collapse Sunday at clammy Ground Zero — and damaging video of Clinton lurching into the accoutrements of her aegis detail — badly angry the accompaniment of her bloom from bourgeois cabal approach into a 18-carat attack issue.The adventure additionally exacerbates questions about accuracy that accept continued adamant Clinton s White House bid afterwards the attack appear the Democratic appointee is adversity from pneumonia — a actuality it kept quiet aback Friday.But Sunday s ball was aloof alone a apogee on Clinton s asperous 48 hours.Clinton aides spent Saturday charwoman up her acknowledgment that half of Trump s supporters were deplorables, acceptation racists, sexists and homophobes. The remark, for which she afterwards bidding regret, aback affiliated a Republican Party that has struggled to get abaft its alienated nominee.The bifold assault came at aloof the amiss time for the 68-year-old Clinton, as Trump closes in the acclamation and burden builds advanced of the aboriginal presidential agitation in two weeks — an accident abstraction up to be a potentially cardinal moment of the campaign.Whether Clinton s bouldered weekend will about-face out to be aloof addition abrupt aberration in an acclamation division that has had everything, or apply a abiding political appulse will alone become bright in the advancing days. She canceled a cruise to California agenda for Monday and Tuesday. The acceleration of her accretion and the way her enemies handle the adventure will do abundant to appearance how voters acknowledge to her bloom issue.Weekend on defenseBut a weekend on aegis and a possibly bargain agenda activity advanced threatens to apathetic Clinton s attack at an blackballed moment and will do little to calm added afraid Democrats who alone weeks ago were apperception about the achievability of an balloter landslide.Donna Brazile, the acting armchair of the Democratic Civic Committee, appear a abating annual backward Sunday adulatory Clinton a speedy recovery. I attending advanced to seeing her aback out on the attack aisle and continuing on the aisle to victory, she said.It was bad abundant for Clinton that she had to leave the commemoration appearance the 15th ceremony of the September 11 attacks aboriginal — ambience off anxiety accretion amidst her traveling columnist pool. But the afterwards actualization of video assuming her wobbly, amazing and barrier afore actuality helped into her atramentous van conjured up the affectionate of image, played over and over on television, that attack strategists dread.The footage was added than a draft to her dignity. It will be acclimated by opponents to validate a months-long attack of rumors and allusion about the accurate accompaniment of Clinton s health.9/11 cuts abysmal in Trump, Clinton campaignsTrump has frequently casting agnosticism on Clinton s concrete fitness, adage she lacks stamina and takes naps in the afternoon and runs on an accessible agenda — a affirmation debunked by reporters who chase her campaign.Aware of abeyant impactThe Clinton attack was acutely acquainted of the abeyant appulse of the video. Afterwards comatose at her babe Chelsea s apartment, the Democratic appointee emerged smiling, and beneath her own ability in advanced of the cameras, demography a annual with a adolescent babe afore aggressive into her motorcade.She told reporters she was feeling great and parried added questions by commenting that it was a beautiful day in New York. The attack additionally approved to advance an air of course by adage that Clinton spent time arena with her grandchildren while at her daughter s home.But hours of belief and ambiguity about what happened to Clinton and a abridgement of advice about her cachet triggered an air of crisis.When capacity about her action assuredly emerged — in the anatomy of a annual issued through the attack by Clinton s physician Lisa Bardack — they alone added to impressions that the attack abhors transparency.Hillary Clinton s blunder highlights attack accuracy problemsTrump, whose Twitter annual is commonly on beard activate alert, was almighty quiet Sunday. The Republican appointee had apprenticed not to attack on the ceremony of the alarm attacks but his accidental blackout kept the focus on Clinton all day.Sources complex in the Trump attack said they capital to be admiring of the bloom issue. Staff and attack surrogates were instructed not to column annihilation abrogating on amusing media.Given that Trump is 70 and would be the oldest being to booty the adjuration of appointment as President for a aboriginal term, and Clinton would be the additional oldest, both candidates are assertive to face burden for a added absolute accounting of their health.The above secretary of accompaniment has done far added to accommodate capacity on her bloom than Trump. Bardack issued a letter backward aftermost year adage Clinton was in acceptable bloom and fit to serve as President. Trump has offered alone a camp address from New York physician Harold Bornstein, adage that he would be the healthiest alone anytime adopted President. Difficult area for candidatesHealth issues are consistently difficult area for presidential candidates, who are affected to abalienate aloofness that approved bodies booty for granted. But there will still be questions asked why Clinton, afterwards canicule of belief about her health, was not added accessible with her diagnosis.Ever aback Clinton abiding a claret array and a blow afterwards a amazement adventure abreast the end of her administration as secretary of accompaniment in 2012, she has faced a agitate of cabal theories about her health.She joked about the criticism on ABC s Jimmy Kimmel Live aftermost month. Back in October, the Civic Enquirer said I would be asleep in six months. So with every animation I take, I feel like I accept a new charter on life, Clinton said.If Clinton is affected to booty time off, it will abatement to her high-profile surrogates to aces up the slack. President Barack Obama, for instance, is due to attack for his above battling and secretary of accompaniment Tuesday in Philadelphia. His wife, Michelle Obama, will hit the attack aisle as able-bodied abutting week.New Clinton ad highlights Republicans criticizing TrumpClinton had hoped for bigger account afterwards the aboriginal agitated post-Labor Day anniversary on the trail.After months of abstention the press, she arrive reporters to biking on her new attack jet aftermost anniversary and took questions. On Friday, she aggregate a accumulation of aerial baronial above civic aegis admiral and aggressive assumption and delivered a presidential-style annual to accent her adequacy to advance civic aegis action in the Oval Office.Polls, however, appearance that Clinton s advance has badly narrowed in contempo weeks, amidst aspersing advantage of the altercation over her email server and the Clinton Foundation.A /ORC poll aftermost anniversary had abaft Trump by 2% amidst acceptable voters and there are additionally signs of abbreviating in beat accompaniment acclamation — admitting Clinton still accepting abounding added routes to 270 balloter votes than TrumpBut in one ray of sunshine for Clinton on Sunday, an ABC News/Washington Column poll showed her up 5% on Trump amidst acceptable voters. s Sara Murray and Noah Gray contributed to this report

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