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Audience Member Confronts Hillary Over Remark Republicans Are Her 'Enemy' — See How She Handles It


"[Y]ou said, the Republicans as your enemies. That was disheartening."

A New Hampshire voter confronted Hillary Clinton Monday about a recent comment in which she referred to her Republican opponents as her "enemy."

During the first Democratic debate, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked each candidate to name the enemy they were most proud of. Clinton's answer? "The Republicans."

"As a student of history, I feel right now this country is most divided since the Civil War. My question to you is: for the first time in all the times I've listened to you, you said, the Republicans as your enemies. That was disheartening," the voter told Clinton. "I'm not asking you to retract it. What I am asking you is when you are president, will you please extend the olive branch because we are all Americans?"

Clinton replied that she "agreed with that" assessment and felt that the Republicans "sometimes view me that way."

"Now, when I was first lady, when I was senator, when I was secretary of state, I always, always reached out to Republicans," the likely Democratic nominee added.

Clinton contended she has a history of working with members across the aisle and claimed the GOP only tends to oppose her when she is running for office.

"When I'm in office, I have great relations with Republicans. They say wonderful things about me. When I am running for office, it's a little different," she said.

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