Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asserted that none of the debate moderators asked her how she was going to create more jobs when in reality that was the very first question asked to her during the first presidential debate.
Clinton made the statement Tuesday afternoon during her first one-on-one interview with a national news outlet since her failed 2016 presidential bid, speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in New York.
“I was waiting for the moment when one of the people asking the questions would have said, so exactly how are you going to create more jobs?” Clinton said.
“I mean I thought, ya know, I thought at some moment that would happen,” she continued to a chorus of laughter.
The problem with Clinton’s claim is that NBC’s Lester Holt asked her that question to kick-off the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Sept. 26.
“Beginning with you, Secretary Clinton, why are you a better choice than your opponent to create the kinds of jobs that will put more money into the pockets of American workers?” Holt asked.
“We’re calling this opening segment ‘Achieving Prosperity.’ And central to that is jobs,” Holt said in the very first debate between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
What Clinton said Tuesday was inaccurate.
Clinton joined Amanpour during the Women in the World Summit, hosted by Women for Women International at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
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