The spin zone is in full effect for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after audio surfaced of her disparaging the supporters of former Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. Now Clinton’s campaign is saying her comments were taken out of context and that she finds millennial voters to be inspiring.
Clinton described the supporters of Sanders in audio she didn’t know would reach the light of day:
“Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,” she said. “They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.”
After outrage spread the campaign of Clinton attempted to do some damage control with a convoluted explanation that she did not mean to insult the supporters of Sanders, but that she is fighting for them. In part her campaign said, “As Hillary Clinton said in those remarks, she wants young people to be idealistic and set big goals. She is fighting for exactly what millennial generation cares most about — a fairer, more equal, just world. She’s working to create new pathways to jobs and career opportunities, to build more inclusivity and community, and to ensure everyone gets a fair shot.”
There would be few who could argue that Clinton is by far the more stable choice for president than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, with comments such as this from Clinton it certainly does her no favors in winning over those who she needs to defeat Trump.
Listen to Clinton’s comments below: