Amid tighter race, Clinton and Trump trade barbs over health

Speaking to reporters following her first campaign event since she revealed she was diagnosed with pneumonia, the Democratic presidential nominee was asked if she should be doing anything differently now that the race could be close. There was even a question of whether she had told her running mate, Tim Kaine, and Clinton did not answer the question directly.

"From my perspective, I thought I was going to be fine and I thought that there was no reason to make a big fuss about it", she said.

And fittingly, hours later, her Republican rival was on prime time TV, having his famous quiff ruffled by Jimmy Fallon.

Mrs Clinton's return comes a day after her doctor said she was "healthy and fit".

Clinton fell ill Sunday during a 9/11 memorial ceremony in NY, where she was seen stumbling limp-legged into her vehicle, an episode that raised tough questions about her overall health and her campaign's transparency.

In addition, a batch of former secretary of State Colin Powell's hacked emails made public this week included one in which he said Clinton "screws up" everything with "hubris".

"I'm really glad that I did finally follow my doctor's orders and take some days to rest instead of just trying to keep powering through, which I think is a common experience for people", Clinton told the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" in an interview broadcast Thursday morning.

The return of the Democratic candidate came after the state of her health created concern and criticism after she suffered a dizzy spell in NY on the weekend, an incident that was later confirmed to be due to a combination of pneumonia and becoming overheated.

Polls indicate a tightening White House race, with 54 days to election day. "She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States". It said he takes statin to lower his cholesterol and has a body mass index in the overweight range but is in "excellent" condition.

The letter from Clinton's doctor made no mention of her weight, a key part of any medical exam, nor did a similar letter released previous year.

After a brief hiatus due to illness, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has hit the election campaign trail with new vigour and energy as she announced rolling out detailed plans in 38 different policy areas.

But if Clinton is trying to change the subject away from her health, Trump may make that hard. Before releasing his medical records, Trump - who would be the oldest person to ever become president - sat down with television doctor Mehmet Oz to discuss the physical results and his lifestyle habits. "Just look at the show he put on with Dr. Oz today", Clinton said.

Nationally, Clinton's lead over Donald Trump has narrowed in recent weeks.

"I am running for everyone working hard to support their families, everyone who has been knocked down but gets back up", Mrs Clinton said at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.

For many months, the Clinton campaign has assumed that Trump's fundamental operating strategy was deeply flawed.

Still, Clinton's harsh comments could satisfy many on the left who feel that she hasn't been as assertive against a lot of the more radical elements of the Trump base, Mahaffee said.

Mrs Clinton's confidence in the electoral map was underscored in her decision to make her first stop this week in North Carolina, the only battleground state President Barack Obama lost in 2012. Trump nearly certainly needs to carry the state in order to win the White House, while Clinton's team is eager to block his path.

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