During Wednesday night’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum, Republican National Convention Chairman Reince Priebus sent a tweet that criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not smiling, and at Thursday morning’s airport tarmac press conference, a reporter asked Hillary if she feels this demonstrates a sexist double-standard. Hillary elected to leave that particular inference up to others, and instead took the opportunity, in her response, to get off a simultaneous burn on Republican nominee Donald Trump and the RNC:
I’m going to let all of you ponder that last question. I think there will be a lot of Phd. theses and popular journalism writing on that subject for years to come. I don’t take my advice and I don’t take anything seriously, that comes from the RNC. We were talking about serious issues last night. I know the difference between what we have to do to fix the VA, what we have to do to take the fight to ISIS, than just making political happy talk. And I had a very short window of time in that event last night to convey the seriousness with which I would approach the issues that concern our country. Trump chose to talk about his deep admiration and support for Vladimir Putin. Maybe he did it with a smile, and I guess the RNC would have liked that.
Clinton’s presser comes after many months of criticism that she has not held a press conference since last December.
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