Hillary admits she’s bothered that voters think she’s a liar
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton admits she’s bothered by a poll in which voters said the best one-word description of her is “liar.”
“It certainly doesn’t make me feel good,” Clinton responded when asked about the poll by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Friday.
“Dishonest” was the second-most-mentioned word in the Quinnipiac University poll last month, which included Democrats as well as Republicans and independents.
During the interview, Clinton refused to apologize for setting up a private email server — an issue that her presidential campaign hasn’t been able to shake.
“Well, it wasn’t the best choice. And I certainly have said that,” Clinton acknowledged in her third sit-down interview since announcing her White house run.
The closest she came to an explanation was: “I was not thinking a lot when I got in [to the State Department]. There was so much work to be done.”
The closest she came to an apology was: “At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions.”
Clinton didn’t respond directly when asked why she wiped her server clean after handing over thousands of official emails to the State Department.
She said her lawyers were “overly inclusive” in deciding what to turn over, and that State was returning 1,200 emails she had handed over that the feds deemed “totally personal.”
Clinton showed more swagger when lacing into Donald Trump, who has gone after longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Republican candidates, and even Kareem Abdul-Jabar, who wrote an article blasting Trump.
“He’s attacked so many people, including my close aide and myself and many other people,” Clinton said.
“I do regret that he is going after so many people, many of them by name, from great basketball players to people who express different opinions from him. He’s great at innuendo and conspiracy theories and really defaming people. That’s not what I want to do in my campaign.”