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Watch: Hillary Dodges On Difference Between A Democrat and Socialist


Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dodged a question on the difference between a Democrat and Socialist during an interview on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

Host Chris Matthews asked Hillary, “What’s the difference between a Socialist and a Democrat?” After Hillary said that she’s not a Socialist, Matthews asked her again what the difference between the two is.

Hillary answered, “Well, I can tell you what I am. I am a progressive Democrat.” Matthews then asked how this was different from being a Socialist. Hillary continued that she’s a progressive Democrat “who believes that we are better off in this country when we’re trying to solve problems together, getting people to work together. There will always be strong feelings, and I respect that, from, you know, the far right, the far left, libertarians, but — whoever it might be, we need to get people working together. We’ve got to get the economy fixed. We’ve got to get all of our problems, you know, really tackled, and that’s what I want to do.”

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