Obama, Bill step in for Hil­lary

The Myanmar Times - - World -

FOR­MER and cur­rent US pres­i­dents Bill Clin­ton and Barack Obama joined the cam­paign trail for Hil­lary Clin­ton, stand­ing in for the Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial hope­ful while she re­cov­ers from pneu­mo­nia.

Ms Clin­ton is set to re­turn to the fray to­mor­row af­ter sev­eral days of rest when she at­tends a Black Women’s Agenda sym­po­sium in Wash­ing­ton, with less than eight weeks to go be­fore the elec­tion.

With Repub­li­can ri­val Don­ald Trump in strik­ing dis­tance in na­tional polls and some bat­tle­ground states, Ms Clin­ton, 68, suf­fered perhaps the worst week of her quest to be­come Amer­ica’s first fe­male pres­i­dent.

“I just didn’t think it was go­ing to be that big a deal,” she told CNN when asked why she kept her pneu­mo­nia di­ag­no­sis un­der wraps.

In the mean­time, her hus­band Bill takes over for her in Cal­i­for­nia, at­tend­ing a fundraiser in Los An­ge­les while his wife rests at their home in Chap­paqua, New York.

Ms Clin­ton will get a fur­ther boost when Mr Obama hits the cam­paign trail for her in Philadel­phia.

Mr Trump’s cam­paign man­ager Kellyanne Con­way crit­i­cised Ms Clin­ton’s “lack of trans­parency” but added, “We’re glad that she’s feel­ing bet­ter.”

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