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President Obama: Hillary Clinton Was Not ‘Treated Fairly’ by the Media During the Election

During his end-of-year press conference today, President Obama decided to smack the Fourth Estate and say that the media didn’t properly cover Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

Obama started the event by addressing the recent news from the FBI and the CIA, and he made the case for why his administration handled things as they did during the election. Obama also took time to scold the media for being “obsessed” with WikiLeaks fragments that sensationalized the contest between Clinton and Donald Trump.

As Obama concluded his speech, he was asked about whether he agrees with Clinton’s team on whether Russia’s meddling cost her the election. Obama said he would mostly leave that determination to the political pundits, but he did applaud her political career and say that he had concerns about how the media covered her.

“I think she’s worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people and I don’t think she was treated fairly during the election…I think the coverage of her and the issues was troubling.”

Obama went on to say that his new interests were keeping the presidential transition smooth, and re-invigorating Democrat Party efforts in areas of the country where they can be of service.

Watch above, via CNN.

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