Hillary Clinton refused to answer to rival Donald Trump’s claim that she served as an “enabler” to her husband Bill’s well-documented womanizing.
Appearing on CNN Tuesday night before the State of the Union, Clinton was asked to respond to Trump’s allegation.
“I am going to let him say whatever he wants to say. He can run his campaign however he wishes. I’m going to keep talking about what the next president will have to do starting Jan. 20, 2017,” Clinton said.
Clinton also responded to a pair of new polls released Tuesday that show her losing to Bernie Sanders in the key early states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
“I don’t pay attention to this,” Clinton said of the polling. “So I’ll let people poll and figure out who’s going to show up.”
“I don’t think about that,” Clinton said when asked point blank if she has a plan for a scenario in which she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire. “I’m going to do everything I can, then go to the primary. This is a national campaign.”
Clinton said that due to the unpredictable nature of the election so far, “We wouldn’t know what the outcome will be until after a couple rounds of these primaries.”
Sanders is picking up the support of white Democratic voters, whom polls show are fleeing Clinton in favor of more independent-leaning candidates like Donald Trump.
In Iowa, Sanders beat Clinton across the board on issues including how best to handle the economy (51 to 39) and climate change (51 to 32), and he’s still beating her overall despite the fact that Clinton is way ahead of him in the poll on the issue of terrorism. White progressives less concerned with foreign policy are now firmly in Sanders’ camp.
A new Reuters poll shows Republican Donald Trump leading Clinton among white voters nationally, 44.2 percent to 27.3 percent.
Trump also leads Clinton among whites with college degrees, beating her 46 percent to 23.5 percent.