During a coughing fit on stage in Cleveland, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says ''every time I think about Trump I get allergic.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began to cough uncontrollably during a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday (September 5) where she said "Every time I think about Trump I get allergic." When the coughing started, Clinton said "I've been talking so much." Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton set out on the final, frenzied two-month stretch of the U.S. presidential contest on Monday with a series of campaign stops in Ohio, a battleground state that has for decades sided with the White House winner. In a symbol of the state's importance, Clinton's and Trump's planes at one point sat side-by-side on the tarmac in Cleveland, though the nominees did not cross paths. Leading into the Labor Day holiday, which kicks off the last stretch of campaigning for the Nov. 8 election, Trump saw a strengthening in opinion poll numbers, putting pressure on the heavily favored Clinton. Clinton, traveling with her press corps for the first time on a new plane emblazoned with her campaign slogan, said she had enjoyed the "last moment before the mad dash" to the finish line. The Democratic candidate said she was "more than ready" for the next nine weeks. Her Republican rival invited his press corps to accompany him on the short flight from Cleveland to Youngstown - also the first time his reporters flew with him - and took several questions en route. While most polls show Trump trailing Clinton in many battleground states where the election will likely be decided - including in Ohio - he has drawn close to even with her in some national polls and even inched ahead in others. The most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll on Friday showed Trump had the support of 40 percent of likely voters to 39 percent for Clinton, erasing her recent eight-point lead.