Hillary Clinton got back on the campaign trail with a Thursday morning radio interview, though it included a remark that was met with skepticism right off the bat.
In her first appearance since she took a few days to deal with a case of pneumonia, Clinton appeared for a wide-range discussion with News One’s Roland Martin and CNN’s Don Lemon on The Tom Joyner Show. The discussion eventually reached the criticisms of Clinton that were revealed in Colin Powell‘s leaked emails, and it was on that point that Lemon asked her about whether she is hubristic by not being more transparent with the people.
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As Clinton spoke, she got a noticeable chuckle as she insisted that she was not only more transparent than Donald Trump, but more transparent than any U.S. presidential candidate before her.
“I think I’ve worked very, very hard to be more transparent than not just my opponent, but in a comparison to anybody’s who’s run. The medical information I put out, and we’re going to put out more, meets and exceeds the standard that other presidential candidates, including President Obama and Mitt Romney, have met. I think the real questions need to be directed to Donald Trump and his failure to meet even the most minimalistic standards that we expect of someone being the nominee of our two major parties.”
Aside from putting herself on the standards set by Trump, Clinton’s claim is quite odd, considering the fact that many of her critics state that a lack of transparency is one of the biggest problems voters have with her.
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