Clinton: ‘I Feel Sorry’ For Young People Who Believe Sanders’s Claims
Hillary Clinton reveled in the small victory she won over Bernie Sanders, when fact-checkers labeled his claim about her ties to fossil fuel industry as false.
“I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who believe this, they don’t do their own research,” Clinton said on Meet the Press.
“And I’m glad we now can point to reliable independent analysis to say no, it’s just not true.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton last week accused the Sanders campaign of lying about her taking donations from the fossil fuel industry.
“I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it,” the former first lady said last week.
On Sunday, Clinton said she cares “passionately” about climate change and has been working to try to move us away from fossil fuels for many years. She said Sanders claims about her taking money from the fossil fuel industry have been “debunked.”
“When people make these kinds of claims, which now I think have been debunked — Actually the Washington Post said ‘Three Pinocchios’ — and the New York Times analyzed it. Independent analysts have said that they are misrepresenting my record,” she said.
The Washington Post gave Sanders’s claim Three Pinocchios in its fact check, saying that the Vermont senator exaggerated the contributions Clinton received from the oil and gas industry, saying “in the context of her overall campaign, the contributions are hardly significant.”
Sanders on Sunday defended the claim.
“I don’t think that we are distorting reality,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “That’s the simple reality.”