During a Sunday morning interview on CNN, Sen. Al Franken straight-up ignored a question about Hillary Clinton possibly losing traditionally-blue states to Donald Trump in the election.
“Let’s turn to another traditionally blue state and presidential contest, Michigan,” “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper posed to the Minnesota Democrat. “Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all campaigning there in the final stretch before the election. It’s a state that was once thought to be safely in the Democratic column this year.”
“Is Hillary Clinton at risk of losing this Democratic firewall of states such as Michigan?” (RELATED: Trump Surging, Tied With Clinton In Michigan)
Franken responded by noting he is “not a pundit.”
“What I do know is that I have been for Hillary this whole time, all along,” he answered, regardless of Tapper’s original question. “She’s the smartest, hardest working, toughest person I know. I think she would be great as president.”
“You know, Jake, when a decision comes to the president, it’s because only the president can make that decision,” he continued. “And the president has to draw on his — and I believe soon her — all her vast experience and knowledge.”
“I want her doing that and I don’t trust Donald Trump because I don’t think he has any really depth or breadth of knowledge about public policy anyway.”