Hillary Clinton Fundraises Off Her Pneumonia Diagnosis

Hillary Clinton
• September 14, 2016 6:31 am


The Hillary Clinton campaign is continuing to fundraise off her pneumonia diagnosis, sending an email on Tuesday asking supporters to donate to show "you're on her side when she needs you the most."

The message was signed by top aide Huma Abedin:

I cannot thank you enough for the outpouring of support that Hillary got from this team. So many of you have written in with your best wishes for her, and it means so much to her to know she has you in her corner.

That’s why I’m writing today to ask for a favor: Will you chip in right now to say loudly and proudly that you stand with Hillary — and get a free sticker while you’re at it? A donation today isn’t just about money — it’s about showing her you’re on her side when she needs you the most.

Hillary will get back on the trail as soon as she can, but in the mean time, she needs all of us to do our part.

We’ve got huge moments coming up — the first debate is in less than two weeks — and right now, all you need to do is say that you’re ready to stand and fight by Hillary’s side:

The campaign also sent an email Monday making a pitch based on Clinton's sickness, saying "today is the perfect day to step up and let Hillary know you’ve got her back."

Clinton's pneumonia, which she didn't think would be "that big a deal," was diagnosed Friday but not revealed until after a strange medical episode at Sunday's Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. Clinton left the event early, complaining of feeling overheated, and was seen collapsing and having to be helped into her van by security detail.

It wasn't until hours later that her campaign told reporters where she had gone, and later that day, it revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia earlier that week.

Published under: Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin