Hillary Clinton dodged a question during a press conference Thursday on when she specifically told her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.), that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Clinton reappeared on the campaign trail in North Carolina after taking a few days off after collapsing at a 9/11 remembrance event Sunday morning.
"It appeared that your running mate Tim Kaine may not have been aware of your pneumonia on Friday. I’m wondering when you informed him?" one reporter asked Clinton. "If you didn’t inform him on Friday, what does that say about what your relationship would be like with him in the White House?"
Great Q at Clinton presser (not sure which reporter asked): did you tell Tim Kaine about your diagnosis on Friday? No answer from Clinton.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 15, 2016
Clinton did not answer the question, instead saying that her "senior staff knew, and the information was provided to a number of people." It appears that Kaine was not one of these people, though.
Hillary Clinton won't say when her running mate, Tim Kaine, learned of her pneumonia diagnosis. Simply explained: "My senior staff knew"
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) September 15, 2016
Not satisfied with Clinton’s answer, another reporter followed up by asking, "Do you feel your partnership is in any way jeopardized because you didn’t explain to him [Kaine] and had that unfortunate scene."
Clinton again did not answer when she told Kaine of her illness and said that she is "not going to go into our personal conversations."