While campaigning in Las Vegas for his wife Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton said that Hillary Clinton has “the flu,” but his spokesman immediately walked back his statement.
"It's a crazy time we live in, you know, when people think there's something unusual about getting the flu," the former president said. “Last time, I checked, millions of people were getting it every year.”
Bill Clinton in Vegas: "It's a crazy time we live in, you know, when people think there's something unusual about getting the flu."— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said that she was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, a disclosure they made after she was seen struggling to walk as she left a memorial service marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Prior to the conclusion of Clinton’s remarks, a spokesperson for the former president said he misspoke.
@jesserodriguez He’s still speaking, how do they know that’s what he meant?— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) September 14, 2016
Spokesman says WJC meant pneumonia when he said the flu. Flu just happens to sound less bad than pneumonia. https://t.co/YEAupuuVqC— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 14, 2016
Bill Clinton said he spoke with Hillary Clinton and that she is “feeling great.”
Wait... So, Bill Clinton just told supporters that Hillary Clinton has "the flu." No mention of pneumonia. pic.twitter.com/ZmdKPWFs4k— Kinsey ABC15 (@KinseyABC15) September 14, 2016
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