During her first interview since declaring her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Brianna Keiler that she is, in fact, trustworthy, despite the polls that claim most of America believes the opposite.
KEILER: We see in our recent poll, the nearly six in ten Americans say they don’t believe that you’re honest and trustworthy. Do you understand why they feel that way?
CLINTON: Well, I think when you are subjected to the kind of constant barrage of attacks that are largely fomented by and coming from the right.
KEILER: Do you bear any responsibility for it?
CLINTON: I can only tell you that I was elected twice in New York, against the same kind of onslaught I was confirmed and served as secretary of state, and I think it’s understandable that when questions are raised people maybe are thinking about them, and wondering about them. But I have every confidence that during the course of this campaign people are going to know who will fight for them, who will be there when they need them, and that’s the kind of person I am, and that’s what i will do, not only in a campaign, but as president… Brianna, this has been a theme that has been used against me and my husband for many, many years, and at the end of the day, I think voters sort it all out. I have great confidence. I trust the American voter, so I trust the american voter 100%, because I think the American voter will weigh these kinds of accusations and admit they have no evidence. It’s your job to cover it, it’s going to raise questions in people’s minds, but during the course of the campaign, just as in my two prior campaigns and in my other years of social security.
I have a lot of confidence that the american people can sort it all out.