Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday left the 9/11 commemoration ceremony abruptly after feeling unwell.
“During the ceremony she felt overheated and departed to go to her daughter’s apartment” in the city’s posh Flatiron neighbourhood, the Clinton campaign said adding that she is feeling “fine now.”
Clinton, 68, and Republican rival Donald Trump separately had visited the memorial site, but they did not address the event.
In December 2013, the former secretary of state had to be rushed to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital after a medical scare following a fainting spell and concussion.
Earlier in the day, US President Barack Obama urged Americans on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to embrace the nation’s diversity and not to allow “terrorists” to divide the country.
“Our diversity, our patchwork heritage, is not a weakness. It is still and always will be one of our greatest strengths,” Obama said at a remembrance service at the Pentagon, one of the sites attacked on 9/11.
“This is the America that was attacked that September morning. This is the America that we must remain true to.”