McCaskill Responds To Pro-Sanders Meme
Democratic Senator from Missouri and Hillary Clinton supporter Claire McCaskill has fallen into that trap we all fall into from time-to-time: fact-checking internet memes.
Heads up Bernie supporters: that "public transportation" is tram that takes Senators from their offices to Capitol. pic.twitter.com/ioBzJYEXBH
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) April 9, 2016
There are two photos, one of Hillary Clinton and the other of Bernie Sanders both on subway trains of some kind. Clinton’s image came from her stop on the subway in New York while campaigning in the state.
The picture of Sanders, the meme implies, is him using a subway just because he’s the type of guy who would take a subway. Yet, the photo is of a “tram that takes Senators from their offices to the Capitol,” according to McCaskill.
The Hill reports:
Clinton’s subway ride caused a media frenzy after she had trouble getting through a turnstile in New York City on Thursday.
McCaskill endorsed Clinton for president in June 2013.