Hillary Clinton’s much anticipated and much hyped first national television interview on Tuesday as a Democratic presidential candidate didn’t win over her interviewer, CNN’s Brianna Keilar.
“I didn’t hear a more open or transparent Hillary Clinton,” Keilar said.
What Keilar said she did hear was Clinton not engaging on the question of Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders, the possibility of another Bush-Clinton presidential contest, and her belief that American voters trust her despite polls that show exactly the opposite:
The big issue has to do with her trust. She insists that voters should and do trust her, but at the same time, we see in our recent poll, that nearly six in ten Americans say they don’t find her honest or trustworthy. That’s very significant, credibility so key to leadership. And while she really is blaming Republicans on this, this is actually a recent development that we have seen with a couple of controversies plaguing her.
In a recent CNN/ORC poll, 57 percent of Americans said they didn’t believe that Clinton was honest or trustworthy, which is a staggering figure for a presidential front-runner.
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