Having phoned in Monday evening to Anderson Cooper’s program on CNN, Hillary Clinton was perfunctorily asked how she was feeling (answer: “so much better”) and then called to account for her campaign’s failure to disclose her Friday pneumonia diagnosis till well after her near-collapse at the 9/11 memorial event on Sunday. Notably she was asked to respond to this much-discussed Twitter post by veteran Democratic strategist David Axelrod:
Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 12, 2016
‘I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal. … It’s just the kind of thing that, if it happens to you, and you’re a busy, active person, you keep moving forward.’
The Democratic presidential nominee went on to say that her campaign would release more health information and argued that she has been far more transparent than Trump. “Compare everything you know about me with my opponent,” she said. “I think it’s time he met the same level of disclosure that I have for years.”