Watch: Clinton Campaign Says, ‘Trust Doesn’t Matter’

Despite a new Siena College poll that found that Hillary Clinton’s favorability in her adopted home state of New York had dropped 10 points—from 56 percent to 46 percent—and her unfavorability shot up to 51 percent from 40 percent in July, the Clinton campaign is seemingly unconcerned about the Democratic front-runner’s low trustworthiness numbers, according to the National Journal’s Ron Fournier.

Fournier said that when he told senior Clinton campaign advisers in March, April and May that without credibility you can’t win—and if you do win you can’t lead—their response was to say that “trust doesn’t matter,” citing Bill Clinton’s low trust numbers as compared to George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole, both of whom he defeated.

That attitude, he said, combined with the lack of transparency on her emails, shows that the Clinton campaign is stuck in the 1990s and doesn’t “realize how times have changed.”

Fournier made his remarks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday.

Clinton’s lack of transparency is certainly one reason that voters are skeptical about whether or not they can trust her. But it’s also her arrogance, and acting as though she is above the law and couldn’t possibly have done anything wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.

When she entered the race, Hillary thought she would just breeze to the Democratic nomination. But her inability to face serious issues head on has cost her dearly, and she now faces a more uncertain path to that nomination—a path that will get more complicated once Vice President Joe Biden enters the race, as he is widely expected to do in the near future.

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Bloomberg Cohosts Mock Clinton Campaign Reset As ‘One Of The Stupidest Things They’ve Done’

Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect co-hosts John Heilemann and Mark Halperin mocked Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Tuesday for announcing their “ham-handed” plan to show Hillary as caring, humorous and spontaneous—qualities she has clearly been lacking and something that Halperin and Heilemann, among others in the media, aren’t sure she can pull off:

Heilemann: … This approach is so ham-handed that even David Axelrod tweeted that it reads like something out of The Onion and threw in a hashtag that would make my boy Shia LaBeouf jealous: Just Do It!

Mark, how could the Clinton campaign possibly be going about this page-turning activity in this fashion?

Halperin: It’s inexplicable because she’s got a big problem with voters, but her problem with elites in the press and the Democratic Party is a lot worse. You do not tell people what your strategy is, you simply do your strategy. They’re now promising all these things about joy and spontaneity. She should just go out and be a better candidate. This talking about it, if she’s not the nominee, this day will go down in history as one of the stupidest things they’ve done.

Heilemann noted that this reminds him of her 2007 presidential campaign when she was made fun of for trying to appear to be more likable:

You’re likable or you’re not likable. If you announce you’re trying to be likable, you come across like a phony, and that’s what she seems like to a lot of people anyway.

That’s Hillary’s problem–she’s not very likable and nothing short of a personality transplant is going to change that. This is a reboot that’s destined to fail.

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Watch: Even MSNBC Recognizes The Hypocricy Of The Clinton Email Scandal

In a rare moment of agreement, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart sided with Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough when he said that if a Republican had been involved in the same type of scandals that Hillary Clinton has, it would be a “disqualifier” for that candidate:

SCARBOROUGH: I do think if Chris Christie had sent an email to somebody for hurricane relief after Hurricane Sandy and said, ‘Hey I’ve got a great idea. Let’s move this funding project in New Jersey through the Chris Christie Foundation.’ that would be a disqualifier.

BRZEZINSKI: Is that fair?

CAPEHART: I think that’s fair.

The ongoing Clinton email scandal has not only taken its toll on Hillary’s poll numbers, but it has been a constant source of pain and anguish for liberals like Capehart and his colleague Eugene Robinson. They have been forced to admit that Clinton has handled the situation poorly and that she should not have used a private email server for official State Department business.

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Watch: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Admits To ‘Merely Repeating’ Planned Parenthood Talking Points

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted that the administration’s response to the damning Planned Parenthood videos that have been released over the last few weeks has come from the organization’s public comments, not from any investigation on the part of the White House.

Earnest was asked by Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering where he was getting his information that the videos were fraudulent and distorted:

I’m merely repeating what I’ve seen that they’ve [Planned Parenthood] said, and has been reported publicly about what they’ve said.

Earnest also said he suspected that someone in the White House had watched the Planned Parenthood videos, and that they were “grossly distorted” and “selectively edited,” even though he hasn’t seen them himself.

In this case, the truth apparently doesn’t matter, and Planned Parenthood’s word is good enough for them.

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WATCH: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Says Media Underestimated The Impact Of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell admitted on Monday that the media have underestimated the impact of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. She said that none of the intelligence officials she spoke with at a recent security conference could explain why Clinton would use a private email server unless it was to thwart inquiries.

Mitchell was responding to a question from Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski about Clinton’s email issues:

Brzezinski:  Is it possible, Andrea, that the media analysts and others have underestimated the impact of this e-mail situation on Hillary Clinton’s campaign?

Mitchell:  I think so. Look, you have two inspectors general, and they are referring this to the Justice Department… What they are suggesting is that there were classified—four out of the forty randomly selected [emails] had classified information, and it was not information that was later ungraded to be classified, it was information that was classified as “secret”…

This gets very confusing, and it can be confused further by statements on all sides. That said, the original sin, if you will, is having a private email system.

I was at a security conference speaking to intelligence officials on all sides and the attorney general, and we’ll talk about that later. But nobody can give an explanation for why a cabinet secretary would have a private email system other than to thwart inquiries, FOIAs [Freedom of Information Act requests], and someone who had spent 20 years fighting off many investigations, many of which were unwarranted and which led nowhere and so you understand the defensive crouch that a lot of Clinton people were in. But it still doesn’t explain why going from the Senate into a cabinet-level position that there was a private email system.

The New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has called the paper’s reporting “messy,” but said that doesn’t mean the story should be ignored:

None of this should be used to deny the importance of The Times’s reporting on the subject of Mrs. Clinton’s email practices at the State Department, a story Mr. Schmidt broke in March. Although her partisans want the focus shifted to these errors, the fact remains that her secret email system hamstrung possible inquiries into her conduct while secretary of state both by the news media and the public under the Freedom of Information Act and by Congress. And her awarding to herself the first cull of those emails will make suspicion about what they contained a permanent part of the current campaign.

Yes Hillary, even the liberal media want answers.

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