An encounter Hillary Clinton had with a young black voter grew tense Tuesday when the woman questioned the Democratic front-runner on her record pertaining to racial issues.
Clinton, with a coffee cup in hand, was confronted by an individual about the “super-predator” comment she made in the 1990s — a remark that has proven to be a thorn in her side this particular election cycle.
“Well first of all, that comment was made one time,” Clinton said, adding that she’s “always been in favor” of more opportunities being made available to minorities.
That answer didn’t seem to satisfy the eager young voter.
“I don’t think that’s true,” the women said, adding that she had examined her record and concluded “that’s not what happened.”
“I’m happy to give you more information, and the reason so many black and other people across the country support me is because they know me. They know what I’ve done, and they know that I mean what I say, and I will have a very comprehensive agenda to deal with a lot of the problems,” Clinton said. “They are big problems.”
The young woman was still not buying Clinton’s rhetoric — and let her know. That’s when things grew tense.
“You know what, dear?” Clinton asked. “You have a different opinion.”
Clinton, raising her voice, then added, “Why don’t you go run for something then?”
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