Category: News Tracking

What Hillary Clinton is Promising Black Women

Vanessa K. De Luca, Essence – September 16, 2016

While on the campaign trail in Las Vegas, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sat down with ESSENCE Editor-in-chief Vanessa K. De Luca to discuss the issues that matter to us most and why she hopes to earn Black women’s votes.

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Trump on How Women Should Deal with Harassment: It’s ‘Up to the Individual’

Katie Zezima and Philip Rucker, Washington Post – August 2, 2016

Donald Trump said Tuesday that women who are sexually harassed in the workplace can take action within their company, leave their employer while still seeking retribution, or quit. “I think it’s got to be up to the individual,” Trump said in an interview. “It also depends on what’s available. There may be a better alternative; then there may not. If there’s not a better alternative, then you stay. But it could be there’s a better alternative where you’re taken care of better.”

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Clinton’s Gender ‘No Reason to Vote for Her,’ Pelosi Says

Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call – July 25, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s gender is “no reason to vote for her.” Clinton wants to be elected president based on her qualifications and because she’s the best person for the job, the California Democrat said in an interview with Yahoo News’s Katie Couric. 

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Vice President Joe Biden ‘Confident’ Hillary Clinton Will Be Democratic Nominee

Arlette Saenz, ABC News – May 10, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden today predicted that Hillary Clinton will be his party’s presidential nominee, even though the Democratic primary is still underway. “I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee, and I feel confident she’ll be the next president,” Biden said in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.

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Why You Don’t See Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Out on the Campaign Trail

Lauren Effron, ABC News – November 20, 2015

Since Donald Trump announced in June he was making a run for the White House, his wife Melania Trump has been conspicuously absent from the campaign trail. Sitting beside her husband, Melania Trump told Barbara Walters in an interview for ABC News’ “20/20” that the reason she has stayed behind is to be with their 9-year-old son Barron at home in New York City. “It’s my choice not to be there [on the campaign trail],” Melania, 45, told Walters. “I support my husband 100 percent, but … we have a 9-year-old son together, Barron, and I’m raising him.”

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Hillary Clinton Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Bullying.’ And By the Way, She Says, Her Hair isn’t a Wig.

Abby Phillip, The Washington Post – November 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton said on Live! with Kelly and Michael that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s notorious insults verge on “bullying.” Clinton credited the businessman for having a reality TV sensibility. “He’s a great showman,” she said on Thursday morning. But she noted that Trump’s comments are sometimes targeted at specific groups of people — including women.

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Watch Hillary Clinton School Kids Who Think Women Can’t Be President

Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone – November 6, 2015

Thursday night Jimmy Kimmel assembled a group of children to solicit their opinions on whether a woman could be president. The future men in the group were not initially sold on the idea.

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Fiorina Quarrels with ‘The View’ Hosts

Eliza Collins, Politico – November 6, 2015

“We saw that you were a little upset with us about a comic comment that was made, and so how will you steel your skin?” she asked. “Well, hey, if you meant your comment about my face being demented and a Halloween mask as humorous, so be it,” Fiorina said. “I guess you misinterpreted Donald Trump’s comments about my face and thought those weren’t humorous.” The hosts questioned Fiorina using the “fake feud” with “The View” to raise funds, saying she made lemonade out of lemons.

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Sanders: I am Not ‘Shouting’ at Hillary Clinton

Eric Bradner, CNN – October 25, 2015

Bernie Sanders says his criticism of Hillary Clinton’s “shouting” on gun control has nothing to do with her gender. “What can I say — that’s just not the case,” the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential contender said Sunday in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”

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Hillary Clinton Supports Her Husband’s ‘Defensive Action’ as President

Lucas Grindley, The Advocate – October 23, 2015

When asked directly whether she differs from her husband Bill Clinton — who is responsible for legislation that stopped same-sex couples from marrying and banned LGBT people from open service in the military — Hillary Clinton characterized them as necessary steps. “I’m not in any way excusing them. I’m explaining them,” she said.

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