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Clinton Cancels Campaign Trip Because of Sickness


Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York City September 11, 2016.

Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York City September 11, 2016.

The Democratic Party presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has cancelled a campaign trip to California because of sickness.

A spokesman made the announcement Sunday. Earlier that day, Clinton left early from a ceremony in New York marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror attack.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives for ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York, New York, United States September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives for ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York, New York, United States September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A video shows her stumble before guards help her into her vehicle.

Clinton’s doctor said she had become overheated and dehydrated at the event. He said she is recovering well.

Her campaign said the doctor had examined her on Friday and reported she had pneumonia. The diagnosis was not made public until Sunday.

She was treated with antibiotics, advised to cut back on her appearances and to get rest.

Clinton’s now-canceled trip to California was to include money-raising events and a speech about the economy.

Trump reacts

The Republican Party candidate Donald Trump told Fox News he hopes Clinton gets well soon.

"I hope she gets well and gets back on the trail and we'll be seeing her in the debate," Trump said. The two candidates are to hold their first direct debate on September 26.

Trump also said he plans to release the results of a physical examination he had last week. He said it would include, in his words, “very, very specific numbers.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about national security, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at the Union League in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about national security, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at the Union League in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Neither candidate has released extensive health records, although Clinton has provided more information than Trump.

Trump has suggested that Clinton lacks the energy to serve as president. Some Trump supporters have suggested Clinton is in poor health as a result of a concussion she suffered in a fall in 2012. However, they have not provided any evidence to support the claim.

Trump released a letter from a doctor last year. It stated that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

But that doctor later said he wrote the letter in five minutes while a Trump campaign vehicle waited nearby.

Hillary Clinton is 68 years old. Donald Trump is 70.

I’m Caty Weaver.

The staff at VOA News wrote this story. Jim Dresbach adapted it for Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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Words in This Story

stumble v. to hit your foot on something when you are walking or running so that you fall or almost fall

diagnosisn. the act of identifying a disease, illness or medical problem

dehydratedadj. lacking enough water

specificadj. clear and exact

concussionn. a brain injury resulting from a hard hit to the head

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