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Clinton Ally Paul Begala: Hillary’s Treatment of the Press Was ‘Horrible’

Paul BegalaFormer Clinton advisor Paul Begala admitted on CNN’s New Day that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton‘s lassoing of the press in a 4th of July parade was “horrible.”

“Paul, help me understand something…” host Chris Cuomo said. “You keep saying she wants to take it to grassroots, person by person. How do you square that with shutting out the media? I don’t get how the two go together.”

“Because you’re not a person, Cuomo. You’re the media,” Begala joked.

But then he got serious. “She is the most famous woman in America perhaps, one of the most famous women in the world. And yet what she wants to do is go person to person.”

“That’s why it was a terrible optic, and I’m glad they’re correcting it– I hope they are– of roping off the press. That’s horrible. That’s horrible.”

Watch, via CNN:

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