WikiLeaks was forced to remove a contentious Twitter poll asking people to speculate why Hillary Clinton suddenly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony on Sunday.
More than 6,700 people voted in the online poll, which gave users the option to vote for “allergies and personality”, “Parkinsons”, “MS” or “Head injury complications” for the reason why the Democratic presidential candidate collapsed at the New York event.
Deleted now but what a dreadful little man pic.twitter.com/IZeW7KoeE3
— Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemianyk) September 11, 2016
WikiLeaks, founded by Julian Assange, later deleted the poll, saying the possibilities were “too speculative”.
We removed our earlier poll on what people perceive are the reasons for Clinton’s medical issues as the possibilities are too speculative.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 11, 2016
I’m not anti-@wikileaks by any stretch of the imagination, but this poll is an horrific embarrassment. https://t.co/noo7zm5crC
— TheRealJohnSeal (@TheRealJohnSeal) September 12, 2016
Clinton left the memorial event suddenly on Sunday and required the aid of several people as she appeared to stumble into a vehicle after contracting pneumonia.
The 68-year-old was given antibiotics after being diagnosed on Friday, but she became dehydrated at the event in New York yesterday, her doctor said.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
Dr Lisa Bardack said in a statement that the former secretary of state had become overheated and dehydrated at the event in lower Manhattan.
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
“She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule.
“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely,” the physician said.
A video shared on social media showed Clinton being supported by aides as they helped her into a black van after she departed the memorial event early on Sunday.
The clip appears to show Clinton stumbling before she gets into the vehicle.