While continuing the prerequisite book tour most presidential candidates embark on, Hillary Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic nominee, found herself in a rather contentious interview Thursday with, of all sources, NPR.
“Fresh Air” host Terry Gross doggedly pursued Clinton on what prompted her to “evolve” on the issue of gay marriage — she did not publicly support same-sex marriage until 2013.
And the more Gross pressed, the more defensive Clinton became.
“You know I really, I have to say, I think you’re being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue,” Mrs. Clinton said as her irritation began to show.
“I’m just trying to clarify so I can understand,” Gross replied.
“No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify,” Clinton fired back. “I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong.”
The uncomfortable exchange can be heard at the 5:30 minute mark in the video below:
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