- October 01, 2016 -

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: CLINTON CALLS SANDERS SUPPORTERS BASEMENT DWELLERS

“They’re Children Of The Great Recession. And They Are Living In Their Parents’ Basement.” – Hillary Clinton On Sanders Supporters


Washington Examiner
Headline:
“New Audio: Clinton Refers To Sanders Fans As Frustrated, Basement-Dwellers”

  • “Hillary Clinton suggested in February that many of the young people who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary were unemployed political neophytes who still lived with their parents, according to new audio released this week. ‘Some are new to politics completely. They're children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents' basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don't see much of a future,’ the now-Democratic nominee said at a private fundraiser held in Maclean, Va.”


Fox News Headline:
“In Tape, Clinton Characterized Much Needed Young Sanders Supporters, Calls Self 'Center Left, To The Center Right'”

  • “Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail locking arms with former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders to tout debt-free college education. But Clinton has privately distanced herself from such promises and other progressive ideals championed by Sanders, instead describing herself as a ‘center-left to the center-right’ candidate, according to a recently released audiotape. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, made the comments in February, at a private fundraiser in northern Virginia.”


CBS News Headline:
“Hillary Clinton Comments On Bernie Sanders Supporters In Leaked Recording”

  • “A leaked audio recording of Hillary Clinton at a February fundraiser shows the Democratic presidential candidate had once painted a wide swath of Bernie Sanders supporters as idealists ‘new to politics completely’ who are ‘living in their parents’ basement’ -- though she stressed at the time the need to understand their frustrations with the economy. ‘They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,’ Clinton says in the audio clip, first published by the Washington Free Beacon earlier this week. ‘They feel that they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.’”


Politico
Headline:
“Clinton Gives Her Take On Sanders Supporters In Leaked Fundraising Recording”

  • “[A]udio of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and donors during a February fundraising event shows the Democrat nominee describing Bernie Sanders supporters as ‘children of the Great Recession’ who are ‘living in their parents’ basement.’ Speaking at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters, Clinton says in a clip released by the Free Beacon that many of her former primary opponent's supporters sought things like ‘free college, free health care,’ saying that she preferred to occupy the space ‘from the center-left to the center-right’ on the political spectrum.”


The Hill
Headline:
“Clinton Critiques Sanders Fans In Leaked Audio”

  • “Audio from a private fundraiser during the primary election shows Hillary Clinton critiquing supporters of far-right Republicans along with fans of her then-rival Bernie Sanders, whom she suggested were overly idealistic. … Clinton said that many Sanders supporters are disillusioned with the path in front of them. ‘Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,’ she said. ‘They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.’”


The Week
Headline:
“Hillary Clinton Calls Bernie Sanders Supporters Uninformed Basement Dwellers In Hacked Audio Clip”

  • “Hacked audio of Democrat Hillary Clinton speaking with donors about her then-primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in February shows the nominee describing Sanders' supporters as uninformed and idealistic ‘children of the Great Recession’ who are ‘living in their parents' basement.’ In this election, Clinton says, there ‘is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates,’ while, ‘on the other side, there's just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we've done hasn't gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don't know what that means, but it's something that they deeply feel.’”