The side-eye this voter is giving Hillary Clinton right to her face in a Minnesota coffee shop on Tuesday as the two exchanged a short dialogue on Clinton’s recent retraction of her 1996 “super predators” comment says a lot.
Clinton was in Minneapolis for the state’s primary when she was approached by an anonymous Somali-American before exiting the building. The woman asked Clinton for a comment on the retraction of her ’96 position, as well as the obvious shortage in elected officials reflecting the diversity of the population.
Clinton replied by pointing out Abdi Warsame, which The Hill reports as “the first Somali-American elected to the Minneapolis City Council,” but the woman argued Warsame’s authenticity is debatable.
Growing impatient, Clinton responds in the above video:
“You know what, dear? You have a different opinion. He is a Somali-American elected to the city council, and I am really proud of that.”
Undaunted, however, the woman proceeded to argue with Clinton, to which the former First Lady responded dismissively, “Well, why don’t you go run for something, then?” adding, “Good,” after the woman told her she is employed by a Somali-American.
Though it is not shown in the video, the title of a Raw Story piece alleges the anonymous Somali-American woman was then “dismissed and ushered out by aides,” unless that refers to the fellas gesturing to the young woman that others needed a turn to speak, as well. That fits the bill, surely, but so does being pulled by the arm out of the room, which are two very different levels of being “ushered out.” Was that it, or was there more that took place outside the frames of the above video?
What is in the video, however, and can be heard but not seen, is Hillary Clinton laughing as the young woman—obviously unimpressed with Clinton’s responses—walks away:
Just another day of democracy in the good old U.S. of A., where voters fetch crumbs along the campaign trail like we can’t even Hansel this right now, like the White House is nothing but a sugar-coated outhouse in a construction zone marked “PRIVATE,” and they’ve got that “pad” locked, baby, and they’ve got the key. We’ll never make it past the guards, anyway, right?
That’s how voters can be left to feel at times, and some would say, more times often than not.
That’s why Clinton can laugh and laugh as she does, with a WTF tone and a shake of her head. On to the next voter, right? Hop the plane to Onward!
And tomorrow? Do it again.
That’s politics. That’s politicians, and love it or hate it, that’s Hillary Clinton.
Featured image by NBC News via YouTube video screen capture.