Hillary: Press Needs to Take a ‘Hard Look’ at How It Covered ‘First Reality TV Candidate’

Wednesday in an appearance on NBC’s “Today,” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on the media to take a “hard look” at how it covered Donald Trump as a candidate.

Clinton, in an appearance to her memoir “What Happened?” called Trump “the first reality TV candidate.”

“I personally believe that our press, which is such an essential part of our country, our democracy, has to take a hard look at how it covered what was the first reality TV candidate and I understand how difficult that was,” Clinton said.

She went on to say that given the press operate in a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week cycle, it made it more difficult to “fact-check” in its duties covering politics.

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