How to deal with Hillary’s email scandal must be the subject of many Clinton campaign meetings. They know it’s an issue that is on many Americans’ minds, and they know the media is going to ask about it. They have to know how to respond to those questions in such a way to make viewers believe that the whole thing is a Republican concoction, that there really is no scandal, and that Hillary’s being targeted purely for political purposes, and because she’s a woman. And besides, she’s even apologized multiple times, even though she didn’t do anything.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie sat down with Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine and asked him about Hillary’s email scandal and whether the Democratic nominee “earned her distrust.”
Guthrie: This is something that dogs Hillary Clinton, whether or not people trust her. If you look at what she said over the past year or so about her e-mail, I can count at least four statements that just turned out not to be true. Has she earned that mistrust?
Kaine: Savannah, if you ask somebody a question 150 times or 200 times, you’re going to be able to find that they don’t use exactly the same word every time, and there’s going to be variations and then people are going to play on those, but –
Guthrie: In point of fact, though, she did use the same verbiage, it just happens to not be true.
Kaine: Well, here’s what I’ve heard her say. I’ve heard her say, “I made a mistake and I’ve learned something from it, and I wouldn’t do it again and I apologize.”
Guthrie: She has acknowledged mistakes with respect to the e-mail practices. She hasn’t acknowledged a mistake with regard to what she has told the American people.
Kaine: The bottom line is this, you know, this is an area where she says, “I made a mistake and I’ve learned from it and I’ve improved and I’m going to do differently.”
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