New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters explained Thursday on “Morning Joe” that there is “frustration inside [the] Obama administration” because Hillary Clinton is someone who will say whatever it takes to get elected and the positions that she does take, she doesn’t believe in them.
Host Mika Brzezinski added that in the past couple of months Clinton has “broken with the Obama administration” multiple times including opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, getting rid of the Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax,” and coming out against the Keystone XL pipeline, which the administration hasn’t yet decided on.
Peters insisted that he talked to a former senior Obama administration official who said “this is everything they always found so frustrating, maddening about the Clintons. It is this kind of inauthenticity, this very careful political calculation.” Peters explained it drives the Obama administration “absolutely crazy” with the “I was for it before I was against it” attitude.
Host Joe Scarborough added that Clinton is “flip-flopping.” Scarborough explained “whether it’s Keystone, whether it’s same-sex marriage, whether it’s TPP, you can see why Bernie Sanders is doing so well. It’s because the Clintons flip-flop, switch positions and then you drag them to the finish line kicking and screaming every step of the way.”