Young Voter Tells Clinton: ‘My Friends Think You’re Dishonest’
Hillary Clinton was confronted by a difficult question on Monday during a forum in Iowa.
A young voter approached the microphone and asked Clinton about her dishonesty.
“In fact, I’ve heard quite a few people my age that think you’re dishonest,” said the questioner, Taylor Gipple.
Clinton played it off as if the dishonest label was a result of Republican branding and nothing else.
“If you’re new to politics, if it’s the first time you’ve really paid attention, you go ‘oh my gosh, look at all of this’ and say, ‘why are they throwing all of that at her’?,” the former first lady responded. “I’ll tell you why — because I’ve been on the front lines of change and progress since I was your age. I’ve been fighting for kids and women and the people left out and left behind to help them make the most of their lives.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton also said that she’s happy to see young people engaged on the Democratic side no matter who they’re supporting.
“I’m totally happy to see young people involved in any way,” the former secretary of State said. “That’s what we want — a good primary to pick a nominee and then everybody to join together to make sure we win.”
Polling shows that Sanders, a Vermont senator, far outpaces Clinton with voters under 50, while she does far better among older voters.
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