“I’ve always tried to tell the truth”
In a remarkable exchange with CBS anchor Scott Pelley, Hillary Clinton refused to say that she has never or will never lie to the American people.
Pelley cited Jimmy Carter’s infamous declaration to voters in 1976 that “I will not lie to you” and asked Hillary “Have you always told the truth?”
Visibly squirming and wide eyed, Hillary claimed “I have always tried to” tell the truth, and added “I don’t believe I ever have” lied to the American people.
Clinton refuses to flatly state that she has not and will not lie to the American people: https://t.co/Pmc0d59Jt3
— GOP (@GOP) February 19, 2016
“Some might call that ‘wiggle room’” Pelley responded after an awkward silence.
Hillary critics noted that trying to tell the truth and believing one hasn’t lied are very different things to actually telling the truth and not lying.
@HotlineJosh it’s amazing how terrible of a candidate she remains even after all this time running.
— Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1) February 19, 2016
@HotlineJosh The delay after her “always tried to” answer is hilarious.
— Michael Bogle (@gamecocklaw) February 19, 2016
@HotlineJosh believability at epic low
— Don N (@needham_don) February 19, 2016
@GOP What a lie!!!
— Cory Jerles (@cory1992) February 19, 2016
Others suggested that the Benghazi hearings and a certain email server have already proven whether or not Hillary has and will lie to the American people.