NPR host feels the wrath of Hillary while questioning her gay marriage stance

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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.

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“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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