Accuracy in Media

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who has the unenviable task of defending Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, dodged a question about Clinton’s trustworthiness during an interview on CNN’s New Day on Tuesday morning.

The issue came up because Clinton was asked by a retired coal miner during a town hall on Monday night how she can act like a friend to coal miners and West Virginians after saying in March that she was going to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” if she becomes president.

Clinton said that her earlier remarks were taken out of context and that it was a “misstatement.”

CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Wasserman Schultz if she thought it was the right tact for Clinton to apologize for her earlier remarks.

Wasserman Schultz said that Clinton was right and that she wasn’t backtracking on the substance of what she was saying.

Camerota then asked if it was a problem when the retired miner said that they don’t know if Clinton can be trusted.

Rather than address the question she was asked, Wasserman Schultz chose instead to attack GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, saying that he will cause the implosion of the Republican Party and that the Democrats have enthusiastic voters who are energized about the party’s candidates. She conveniently left out the fact that she has been doing everything she can to stop Bernie Sanders and ensure that Clinton will be the nominee.

A number of polls have shown that well over half of all voters think that Clinton isn’t honest and trustworthy. Those numbers are unlikely to improve as long as she is dogged by her numerous scandals.

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