A video of the clever question Clinton was asked today about the most meaning conversation she’s had with an African-American friend (includes her “they’ve tried to expand my musical taste” line, which we’re still laughing at).
Question from a Washington Post reporter: “How would you lead a nation where a majority of Americans mistrust you?”
Clinton points out her record during her legal career, as a NY Senator, as Secretary of State. “It doesn’t make me feel good when people say those things and I recognize I have work to do,” she said, noting that she won reelection in New York with 67% of the vote and was popular with the American people after serving as Secretary of State.
“Ask yourselves, were 67% of the people in New York wrong? Were 66% of the American public? Or maybe just maybe when I’m running for a job, there’s a real benefit on those on the other side to stir up as much trouble as possible,” said Clinton.
Clinton questioned on some of the racist and sexist comments that Trump has made and why those seems accepted by some of his supporters.
“I’ve been trying to understand what it is that has driven people who support Trump. I have met with them. I have listened to them,” said Clinton, talking about dissatisified manufacturing and factory workers in small towns.
“We have to recognize that of course some of the appeal is xenophobic and racist and sexist and appeals. But let’s not lose sight of the real pain that many Americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind,” said Clinton, noting that she went to West Virginia, knowing she would not win West Virginia.
Next question: about her private email scandal and if she wanted to clarify inconsistencies.
“My answers were truthful,” said Clinton.
“I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two email accounts was a mistake and I take responsibility for that. But my answers to the FBI were truthfully, and I should add, consistent to what I said publicly,” she said.
Then went into a big description about how the classified emails that were sent to her did not have the classified markers on them which would identify them as classified.
First question: how can Hillary Clinton push through immigration reform, when President Obama struggled so much and the House will remain under Republican control?
Clinton’s response: “I’ll start immediately and make it a clear high priority for my administration.”
Said she’s hoping there’s a good chance for a Democratic Senate, pick up some seats in the House and narrow the numbers. She says make a move in the Senate and demand a vote in the House, noting Marco Rubio’s previous push for immigration reform.
“I view the political landscape as increasing favorable for us making this happen,” said Clinton.
She also noted that the executive orders by Obama are not yet killed, since the Supreme Court 4-4 decision simply sent it back to a lower court.