Barack Obama once declared that his administration would be the most transparent in history. Of course, that ended up being far from the case, as multiple shady deals have tarnished the president’s reputation for turthfullness. Still, Hillary Clinton seems to think that Obama is a fair judge on honesty.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton admits she has an issue with likability and trust, but says’s she’s optimistic that, if elected president, Americans will learn to love her.
During a convention of black and Hispanic journalists, Clinton was questioned by NBC News White House correspondent Kirsten Welker about her reaction to polls showing that a majority Americans didn’t like her and didn’t trust her.
“I take this seriously,” Clinton said, pointing out that it “doesn’t make me feel good” to hear critics saying mean things about her.
But she pointed out that a lot of Democrats also said mean things about her when she ran against President Barack Obama.
“It got a little contentious from time to time,” she said, referring to her first failed attempt to win the presidency. “And to my surprise, he turns around, asks me to be Secretary of State because he trusted me.
Considering the vast majority of the country thinks that Clinton isn’t trustworthy, Obama is one of a small percentage still publically embracing the former secretary of state. Of course, Obama’s obsession with his legacy might be the sole reason why he refuses to admit that Clinton’s stint in his administration was an absolute failure.
The rest of the country, meanwhile, seems to be on the same page. Clinton can’t be trusted now, and can’t be trusted in the White House.