Hillary: ‘I Feel Sorry’ for the Young People Who Believe Sanders Camp’s Lies
Hillary Clinton continued ripping into the Bernie Sanders campaign this morning for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it.
A few days ago, after being confronted by a Greenpeace activist about receiving donations from the fossil fuel industry, Clinton snapped and said, “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me!”
The Washington Post‘s fact-check concluded that Clinton and the Super PAC supporting her received money from lobbyists tied to that industry––the Super PAC received $3.25 million––but said that the claims from Team Sanders are “exaggerated” and awarded them 3 Pinocchios. On CNN this morning, Sanders defended the attacks and said it’s not “distorting reality” to point out that lobbyists for that industry are giving as much as they can to help his opponent and trying to bundle more.
When she was asked about rejecting the donations months ago, Clinton said she would not impose a “litmus test” on who can give her donations, saying people fully understand she’s “very adamant about moving us towards clean renewable energy.”
Clinton appeared on Meet the Press this morning and refuted the implication that she has pushed the best interests of the fossil fuel industry while in the Senate and in the Obama administration.
After going through how she fought against subsidies and pushed for other nations to accept restrictions that led to the historic Paris agreement, Clinton said this:
“I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who, you know, believe this. They don’t do their own research. And I’m glad that we can now point to reliable independent analysis to say no, it’s just not true.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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