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Hillary Clinton treated for minor injury, Indian hospital says

In this Thursday, March 15, 2018 photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, arrives at the departure terminal of Jodhpur airport in Rajasthan state, India.

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NEW DELHI -- Hillary Clinton was treated briefly at a hospital in western India after suffering a minor injury at her hotel, the head of the hospital said Friday. Clinton, who has been visiting some of India's historic sites in recent days, arrived at the hospital early Wednesday and "was here for about 15-20 minutes," said Suresh Goyal, the CEO of Goyal Hospital in the city of Jodhpur.

He declined to say what she was treated for. An employee of Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said Clinton had stayed there and had sprained her wrist. He said, however, that she was not injured at that hotel.

On Thursday, she wore a scarf over her right arm and hand as she toured monuments in the city of Jaipur.

A widely shared video shot earlier this week showed her tripping on the steps of a palace in central India, requiring the aid of two men before kicking off her shoes.

In a weekend speech in New Delhi, Clinton, the 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, said President Donald Trump has "quite an affinity for dictators" and that he "really likes their authoritarian posturing and behavior."

Clinton, speaking to an audience in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, blamed her election loss to Mr. Trump on the "middle" of America, which she accused of "looking backwards." Her remarks were seized upon by conservative commentators as "dismissing America's Heartland."

Describing election maps from November 2016, which showed most of the central United States, with the exception of big cities, voting for Mr. Trump, Clinton said: "All that red in the middle, where Trump won, what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward."

She said Mr. Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign "was looking backwards," playing on what she said were feelings in the non-urban United States of voters who "didn't like black people getting rights," or women getting jobs.