Hillary Clinton appeared to be getting through her pneumonia Wednesday evening by comfort-eating takeaway Italian food, pictures taken by DailyMail.com show.
A grey sedan from Italian restaurant Basilico pulled up to the concrete barriers outside her Chappaqua, NY home to deliver a white carrier bag heavy with food at around 7pm.
And it’s a fair bet that the deliveryman – who was stopped by Secret Service agents after arriving at the barricade – has never made a delivery like this before.
Hillary Clinton’s home was visited by this deliveryman from an Italian restaurant, who brought a hefty bag of food for the sickly politician, who remains at home with pneumonia
Secret Service agents met the man at the gate to check his ID and collect the food. The delivery guy seemed to have no idea whose house he was bringing the food to
The deliveryman – clad in a T-shirt with a character from the ‘Fallout’ video games on it – looked a little out of his depth as he took the food up to the agents, who were waiting in a black SUV clad in bulletproof vests and armed to the teeth.
In fact, he didn’t seem to have any idea who he was visiting, looking surprise as the guards appeared to inspect his ID and question him for about five minutes.
Eventually, they took the food off him and he walked back to his car – and if Clinton tips big it didn’t show on the man’s face.
Sadly, whether that sustenance will give Clinton a new lease on life is questionable.
Basilico’s Yelp details suggests that the restaurant, which serves pizza and Italian staples, and averaged three-and-a-half stars over 23 reviews, is not quite the power it used to be.
One reviewer, Hallie L, who used to be a fan, complained about ‘food piles’ on the floor, slow help and bland food – and a stale cookie that was baked ‘a few days ago’ according to a member of staff.
Another visitor, Daniel F, said: ‘I used to absolutely love this place and tell everyone in my town that they have to go … Unfortunately like all great things it comes to an end.’
‘I don’t know if management or the Chef changed over the last year but it sucks if you were a fan of items on the menu besides pizza,’ he concluded.
That’s bad news, as Clinton definitely didn’t order pizza.
But perhaps, like Clinton, the restaurant is in recovery: Its most recent review got a full five stars, with reviewer Rebeca V commending its cleanliness and ‘awesome’ salad pizza, and promising ‘you won’t be disappointed.’
The guards talked to the man for about five minutes before the food was delivered. Clinton’s black van can be seen in the background, perhaps suggesting she will be on the move soon
Throughout the delivery, the Democratic candidate’s large black van could be glimpsed behind the Secret Service SUV.
This was the first time it was visible in the past few days, perhaps suggesting that she will end her recuperation and get back on the stump tomorrow.
But the delivery guy wasn’t the only visitor to Clinton that day.
Another man, with New Jersey license plates, was seen driving up shortly after the delivery and stopping to speak to the agents.
It looked like the man was trying to explain something to them, but after ten minutes he seemed to give up on getting his point across and drove away, looking angry.
This man, driving a car with New Jersey tags, arrived at the home a little later and talked to the agents for about ten minutes before leaving. He seemed irritated at being turned away
Clinton was also visited earlier in the evening by a doctor, as other pictures taken by DailyMail.com show.
A grey SUV with medical plates issued by the state of New York was spotted outside Clinton’s house, parked in front of a set of concrete barriers guarded by police officers and Secret Service agents.
The vehicle was operated by an older gentleman who is yet to be identified by Clinton’s campaign.
A doctor visited Hillary Clinton’s home yesterday evening, pictures taken by DailyMail.com show. The older gentleman is yet to be identified by Clinton’s campaign
A grey SUV with medical plates issued by the state of New York was spotted outside Clinton’s house parked in front of a set of concrete barriers that are guarded by police officers and Secret Service agents
It is unclear if the man entered Clinton’s Chappaqua, New York, home or how long he was inside
After he was first sighted chatting with a police officer outside his vehicle the man disappeared from journalists’ line of sight for 15 to 20 minutes
Clinton’s home is guarded by police officers and Secret Service agents, like the man seen above
It is unclear if the man entered Clinton’s Chappaqua, New York, home or how long he was inside.
After he was first sighted chatting with a police officer outside his vehicle the man disappeared from journalists’ line of sight for 15 to 20 minutes. He then drove away in the four-door Ford.
The man, who’s licence plate indicates that he was a doctor, was already at Clinton’s home, holding a conversation that appeared to be friendly based on the law enforcement officer’s behavior, when DailyMail.com first became aware of his presence.
It’s possible that he had already visited the pneumonia-stricken former secretary of state and was on his way out. He also could have dipped in to to deliver a check-up during the quarter of an hour that his whereabouts are unknown.
Clinton’s presidential campaign has not provided an explanation for his presence or shared his identity in response to emails from DailyMail.com.
It did not say Tuesday that the ill presidential candidate received a check-up.
Her traveling press secretary told reporters early in the evening that Clinton ‘spent the day catching up on reading briefings, making calls, and she watched President Obama’s speech in Philadelphia on TV.’
‘We will resume campaign travel on Thursday, more details to come,’ said spokesman Nick Merrill in the update.
Clinton received flowers on at least four occasions Tuesday as she rested up
Clinton has pneumonia and has been inside her Chappaqua, New York, home recovering since Sunday evening
Bill Clinton was in Los Angeles at the time the photos were taken. He took his wife’s place at two fundraisers benefiting her joint committee with the Democratic Party and is giving a speech for her today in Las Vegas.
Hillary Clinton’s regular physician is Lisa Bardack. She visited Clinton in Chappaqua on Sunday after the 68-year-old was rushed away from a 9/11 commemoration event after she became dizzy and couldn’t stand on her own.
‘While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now rehydrated and recovering nicely,’ Bardack said in a statement released by Clinton’s campaign.
Bardack also revealed that she diagnosed Clinton with pneumonia two days prior and ordered her to rest.
Not wanting to miss the 9/11 ceremony as a former U.S. senator who represented New York at the time of the terror attack, Clinton ignored the doctor’s advice. She campaigned for two more days before it became apparent that she was sick and had to call off campaign events.
Clinton has been inside the Chappaqua home she shares with Bill since Sunday evening. On Tuesday Clinton received flowers at least four times. A neighbor also posted a sign this week on a road leading to her house encouraging Clinton to ‘get well soon.’
She will make her first public appearance on Thursday morning as she travels to North Carolina for a rally. She’s headed to Washington, D.C. after that.