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Hillary Defends Holding Financial Firm Fundraiser: ‘I Am Proud To Have Such a Broad Base of Support’


Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended holding a fundraiser hosted by financial firm Franklin Square Capital Partners in Philadelphia earlier in the week by saying, “I am proud to have such a broad base of support across the country” during an interview broadcast on Friday’s “NBC Nightly News.”

Anchor Lester Holt asked Hillary, “You went to Philadelphia this week. You spoke at a fundraiser with a financial firm as the backer. Was that a mistake?”

She answered, “No. I mean, I am proud to have such a broad base of support across the country.”

Holt followed up, “[D]id it play to his [Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) narrative about you?”

Hillary responded, “Well, only if you think his narrative is correct, which, of course, it isn’t. Look, we both have stood up to Wall Street. I stood up before most people stood up, back when I was a senator. We both have plans. Mine is more expansive, tougher, more effective, comprehensive according to people like Paul Krugman.”

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