Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton talked about the work she does to maintain her health while on the campaign trail, in a new podcast released on Friday.
The Clinton campaign podcast's publication follows questions about her physical fitness that were raised by Donald Trump supporters earlier this week.
Clinton's presidential campaign launched the "With her" podcast — with special guest Hillary Clinton — that is aimed at providing a glimpse at life behind-the-scenes on the campaign trail. In an interview with host Max Linsky, Clinton talked about how worn out she felt after last month's conventions and the subsequent bus tour.
"By the end of those two weeks that's exactly how I felt, it was, 'Oh my gosh, I don't know that I can get up, let alone what I will do if I am vertical,'" she said.
Clinton continued to list the things she does to stay healthy, in a manner that sounded as though she was speaking to a doctor for a routine checkup.
"I, knock on wood, am pretty lucky because I have a lot of stamina and endurance, which is necessary in the kind of campaign I'm engaged in," Clinton said. "But I also ... try to eat right, not always succeeding but try, try to get enough sleep, try to get exercise. Now I'm not going to pretend that I like it because I don't but between yoga and walking, getting on the treadmill, some weights, I try to keep up."
Clinton's comments about her health come soon after several supporters of Trump pushed questions about her health. Fox News personality Sean Hannity raised the prospect that Clinton may have had a "stroke" and suggested that Clinton has looked like she suffered from some "seizure-esque" movements. The Drudge Report similarly splashed photos and headlines that sparked questions about Clinton's health.
The Democratic nominee made no mention of her detractors' accusations during her campaign-sponsored podcast appearance, but her comments did appear to challenge the prevailing criticism from Hannity and the Drudge Report.