This weekend has been a very challenging one for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Yesterday we covered the impact of her poorly chosen phrase, “basket of deplorables”, in social media.

Today, she was rushed away from a 9-11 ceremony after what is being termed a “medical episode.

Hillary Clinton had a “medical episode” that required her to leave a 9/11 commemoration ceremony early on Sunday, a law enforcement source who witnessed the event told Fox News.

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared to faint on her way into her van and had to be helped by her security, the source said. She was “clearly having some type of medical episode.”

Details are slowly streaming out. Fox News reports that people who saw Hillary Clinton indicate that it looked as if she fainted.

A video appears to confirm this observation.

(h/t @zgazda66)

Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal, on hand to cover the ceremony, stated that she had to be helped into the vehicle by her detail and offers some witness accounts:

Fox News reporter Rick Levanthal said one person told him her knees buckled as she stepped off of a curb.

She also appeared to lose a shoe as she walked into the vehicle.

Though the day is not being reported as particularly warm in New York City, the Clinton campaign states that the candidate was “overheated” and is now recovering at her daughter’s apartment.

A statement from her campaign said: “Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen.

During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.

There have been numerous reports questioning the status of Hillary Clinton’s health and demands for her to release her medical records. This incident will certainly lead to more questions and demands.

We offer her good wishes for a speedy recovery no matter the cause of today’s episode.

Updates:

All better now? CNN via Buzzfeed would have us believe so:

The AP is reporting that Hillary is now heading to her home in Chappaqua.

Clinton walked out of daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment on her own and made only a brief comment to the reporters waiting outside, saying “It’s a beautiful day in New York.” She waved and posed for a photo with a young girl before getting into her motorcade.

The campaign also did not take reporters in the motorcade after Clinton’s departure from her daughter’s apartment. An aide said the former secretary of state was heading to her home in Chappaqua, New York.

Video has surfaced from another angle, and it looks even worse than we first imagined.  [Edit note:  from an LI reader regarding this video:  ” It looks like the same video as the @zgazda66 twitter video just zoomed in, cropped and mirrored.  It makes it look like it is from the opposite side but I do not think it is.”]

Via Twitchy:

(h/t LI reader jack burns)