She’s been trying to brush off medical questions since the start of her campaign.
But yesterday during a major speech at a Labor Day rally in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton’s health issues were on display for the entire world to see.
The Democratic nominee took the stage in Cleveland coughing uncontrollably. It’s just the latest in a series of coughing fits that have bedeviled Clinton on the campaign trail.
Health experts have speculated that Clinton’s coughing problems could be linked to medication she’s taking, or even a more serious medical issue.
Clinton tried to laugh off the episode and blame it on rival Donald Trump, saying, “Every time I think about Trump I get allergic.”
But several people in the crowd began shouting “get her some water.” And Clinton reportedly had another coughing fit in front of reporters on a later flight from Ohio to Iowa, and had to excuse herself.
In Cleveland, Clinton battled through the cough and delivered her speech with difficulty. News outlets like MSNBC caught some of the coughing fit on camera.
The Clinton campaign and their media backers later tried to blame a high pollen count in Cleveland for the coughing problem, but the pollen count was actually low yesterday.
Watch the coughing episode below and judge for yourself.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.