She sat down for a Q and A session….
Gotta give her Props!……
Hillary Clinton appeared on “The Breakfast Club” Tuesday morning. It’s a radio show based in New York on Power 105.1, which bills itself as a “New York’s Hip Hop and R&B” channel. Hillary Clinton + morning radio show + hip hop = me annotating the transcript using Genius. You can too! Sign up for Genius and annotate alongside me! To see an annotation, click or tap the highlighted part of the transcript.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Happy birthday.
ANGELA YEE: Yes, what a great birthday.
HILLARY CLINTON: Thank you, thank you. Yeah, it is pretty exciting.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: What, are you about 44 today? 45?
HILLARY CLINTON: Yeah, that’s about right. [Laughter.] Let’s just stop there.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Right.
ANGELA YEE: But even on your birthday [inaudible] obviously a really critical time for you.
HILLARY CLINTON: It is. It’s so critical. We have three weeks left – a little less than – and we’ve got to just keep charging forward. People are great across the country. Actually, more people registered to vote than ever before. More than 200 million people.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Wow.
HILLARY CLINTON: Which is great. And that includes 50 million young people.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Well.
HILLARY CLINTON: So I think that’s a good sign.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: I’ve been watching this election, and one narrative that I’m shocked that’s not being pushed more is the fact that this is a historic time; like, you are a woman.
HILLARY CLINTON: [Inaudible.] [Laughter.]
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: That’s not being celebrated enough. [Inaudible] when Barack ran for president, the narrative was he’s black. They’re not really pushing that with you. Why do you think that is?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, you know, I’m not exactly sure. I think part of it is people are trying to figure out what that means, and most people are okay with it, but some people are still having questions about it. And I’m proud to be a woman running for president. I’d be just incredibly humbled and honored to be the first woman president. But I have tried to emphasize to people that, hey, just like President Obama was a really good president, and the fact that he was black I think was historic and unprecedented, but he also claimed and owned his excellence, and that’s why I’m saying, okay – I think it’s really exciting and historic that I would be the first woman president, but I have a lot of work I want to do. And I hope that people will say, “Hey, she’s getting it done.” That’s how I think about it.
DJ ENVY: Are you excited to see younger people involved in politics? On the way up here, I was driving with my daughter, and she was like, “I don’t understand why people vote for Trump. He’s a jerk.” She said “jerk.” She’s going to get in trouble for that later. But she’s like, he’s a sexist –
DJ ENVY: Why? Why would you punish her for telling the truth?
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Well, not – change the word jerk – he’s a sexist, he’s a racist, and they’re starting to learn – she’s only 14; they’re really getting into politics young.
HILLARY CLINTON: I hope that young people – and I love the fact that your daughter’s talking to you about this election – will understand that every election is about the future, which by definition means it’s more about the future of young people than it is about me. Here I am, 44, 45 – it’s not the same – [laughter.] So I want young people to be involved, and I especially want young people to vote. I’m excited when I go to events, and somebody comes up and says, “I’m going to give you my first vote,” or, “This is my first time to vote.” But I don’t want it to stop there. I know that young people have a lot of other – I can remember – a lot of other things going on in your life, but I hope that people will stay interested in the issues in this election, because I’m going to try to get everybody who makes less than $125,000 in their family, which is the vast majority of people, to be able to go to a public college or university totally tuition-free. And if you make more than that, debt-free. And so I can’t get that done unless young people are out there really [inaudible]. So I’m going to be asking help even after the election….
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