As Lawrence O'Donnell brilliantly noted last night, the media has lost its collective mind over Clinton's brief bout with pneumonia. Personally, I barely have the words to describe my disgust and dismay with the press anymore.
But luckily, Hillary has a ton of calm patience for all this nonsense and called in for an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper to discuss her illness last night. Despite Anderson's laughable lack of "bedside manner", Clinton did well and even turned one of his ridiculous questions into an attack on nontransparent Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton said Monday night she's "met a high standard of transparency" about her health and didn't think the pneumonia was "going to be that big a deal."
Clinton said she felt dizzy and lost her balance Sunday, but did not lose consciousness, and is now "feeling so much better."
"I was supposed to rest five days -- that's what they told me on Friday -- and I didn't follow that very wise advice," Clinton told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a phone interview.
"So I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible," she said.
She said her campaign didn't publicly reveal her diagnosis because "I just didn't think it was going to be that big of deal."
"Obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner -- I probably would have been better off if I just pulled down my schedule on Friday, but like a lot of people, I thought that I could just keep going forward and power through it. And obviously that didn't work out so well," she said.
...Watch/listen to the full interview above.
"What happened yesterday was that I just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial -- as a senator on 9/11, this is incredibly personal to me."
"I could feel how hot and humid it was. I felt overheated. I decided that I did need to leave. And as soon as I got into the air-conditioned van, I cooled off, I got some water, and very quickly, I felt better," she said.
"I felt fine, but I'm now taking my doctor's advice -- which was given to me on Friday, that I ignored -- to just take some time to get over pneumonia completely."
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