TV Cameras Catch Hillary Clinton Struggling to Enter NYC Subway
The downside to staging a photo op of your candidate riding on New York City’s subway system ahead of the New York state primary is that a lot of TV cameras are there if they fail to actually get on the subway.
Hillary Clinton had to swipe her Metrocard fives times in order to get past the turnstile as CNN and MSNBC cameras watched on. All told, it took Clinton about twenty seconds to figure out how to get through.
A few journalists were sympathetic to Clinton’s plight.
Yes, it took Hillary Clinton three or four swipes to get through the turnstile. Also, it takes everyone three or four swipes.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 7, 2016
@danmericaCNN took me like a dozen swipes yesterday morning
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 7, 2016
…while others were less so.
@danmericaCNN dan i think you’re doing it wrong
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) April 7, 2016
@danmericaCNN only takes me one swipe
— Matthew Claiborne (@MattJClaiborne) April 7, 2016
Clinton isn’t the only candidate to betray a lack of understanding of New York’s subway system. In his interview with The New York Daily News, Bernie Sanders indicated that he thought it still ran on tokens (tokens were discontinued in 2003).
Watch above, via CNN.
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