“During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement.
The ceremony at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site marked the 15th anniversary of the attacks. Merrill said that Clinton attended “to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen.”
She departed without warning, as NPR’s Tamara Keith tells our Newscast unit. “Her traveling press corps was not taken with her and didn’t know her whereabouts for quite some time,” she says.
Video published on Twitter appears to show Clinton being assisted into a van. The woman in the video appears unsteady on her feet and wobbles on her way into the vehicle. Tamara is seeking comment from the Clinton campaign about the authenticity of this footage, as well as further information about the incident.
Clinton has since left Chelsea Clinton’s apartment. Video from CNN shows her waving to the crowd and taking a photograph with a young child before departing.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature was 79 degrees with 54 percent humidity at 9:51 a.m. in Manhattan.
“This comes less than a week after Clinton had a coughing fit at a rally in Cleveland. She said she was suffering from seasonal allergies,” Tamara adds.
Donald Trump also attended the commemoration.