Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand why voters don’t trust her, considering that she was elected twice as a senator from New York and served as secretary of state in the Obama administration.
Clinton made her remarks Thursday during a town hall meeting on Good Morning America moderated by George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts.
The subject first came up from a supporter in Philadelphia who told Clinton that her brother is supporting Bernie Sanders because he doesn’t trust her, and she wanted to know what Hillary would say to change his mind.
Clinton responded by saying that she works hard to do whatever job she is given and that she isn’t a natural politician. She said that “it sometimes is more difficult to navigate through the politics and the campaigning than I wish it were.”
“I served for eight years as a senator from New York. The people here trusted me—they voted for me twice and then again in the primary.” Clinton added, “So I think it’s a difference between the give and take of politics because for whatever reason, I do attract a lot of attacks.”
Stephanopoulos then told Clinton that the trust issue is a problem for her going forward and he wanted to know what was behind it.
“George, I don’t know,” Clinton responded, adding that “other than the fact that for 25 years, when I worked on health care as you well remember, I was subjected to an enormous wave of attacks and it hasn’t stopped.” She added that she was grateful that New Yorkers and people in the United States—as if New York wasn’t part of the U.S.—have seen right through the attacks.
What she left out, of course, were the real reasons that the public doesn’t trust her—Benghazi, classified information on her private email server and her refusal to release the transcripts of the speeches she gave to Wall Street, to name just a few. These issues have led to a record net-negative rating for a Democratic presidential frontrunner, and doesn’t bode well for her in November.