UPDATE—- FROM A NEW VIDEO— THE COUGHING ATTACK WENT ON FOR 4 MINUTES AND 22 SECONDS–
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had a coughing fit that wracked her voice at the beginning of her Labor Day speech with running mate Tim Kaine in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton took several swigs from a tall glass of water and eventually unwrapped and put in her mouth a pill, presumably a throat lozenge, in her efforts to put a stop to her coughing fit.
Clinton made a joke that she was allergic to her rival Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
— Tom Beres (@TomBeres) September 5, 2016
“Hillary Clinton delivering CLE Labor Day speech despite hoarse voice and cough. @wkyc”
C-SPAN’s live transcription of part of Clinton’s coughing fit:
00:22:05 MS. CLINTON: HEY, CLEVELAND! HAPPY, HAPPY LABOR DAY. WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE COULD BE, WE READ, LET’S GO TO CLEVELAND. I WANT TO THANK THE CONGRESSWOMAN FOR HOSTING US. [COUGHING] [CHANTING “HILLARY!”]
00:22:47 MS. CLINTON: EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT TRUMP, I GET ALLERGIC. [APPLAUSE]
00:23:03 MS. CLINTON: BOY, WE HAVE 63 DAYS TO GO. WELL, THANK YOU. [COUGHING]
(UPDATE: I created a C-SPAN clip of Clinton’s speech from her being introduced to the finish. Click here to view. KT)