Journalism legend Carl Bernstein described Hillary Clinton's "difficult relationship with the truth" in regard to voter perceptions that she's untrustworthy.
Bernstein, the author of the biography, "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton," said Wednesday on CNN that Clinton's "situation is that she has had a difficult relationship to the truth ... since the Arkansas years."
But Bernstein said there are "reasons" for that, largely to do with being such a large political target over the last two decades. As a result, she's become a "specialist" at "fudging" the truth.
“We've got to look at what politicians do, generally, in terms of fudging,” Bernstein said. “It’s endemic in the profession. But she has become a kind of specialist at it.”
“Why has she become a kind of specialist? It has to do, I think, partly with the peculiarities of the Clinton situation. It had partly to do with the history of Bill Clinton and women in which she’s had to defend him, and it’s been very difficult to do with the whole truth and the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She’s been in a difficult position.”