In other campaign news, a leaked audio recording reveals Hillary Clinton told a group of donors she’s the center-left to center-right alternative to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The candid remarks were recorded at a Clinton fundraiser in Virginia last February and leaked late last week to the conservative website Washington Free Beacon. In the remarks, Clinton says she is straddling the line between two extremes in American politics. On the Republican side, she says, is a “populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory” approach.
Hillary Clinton: “And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that, you know, we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means. And half the people don’t know what it means, but it is something that they deeply feel. So, as a friend of mine said the other day, I am occupying from the center-left to the center-right. And I don’t have much company there.”
In other remarks, Clinton explains the appeal of then-rival Senator Bernie Sanders to young voters, saying, “They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement.” Sanders rushed to Clinton’s defense over the weekend, calling Clinton’s remarks “absolutely correct.”