Hillary Clinton: Being a Capitalist ‘Probably’ Hurt Me Because So Many Democrats Are Socialists

Wednesday at the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, said being a capitalist “probably” hurt her with Democratic base voters who identify as socialists during the 2016 presidential election.

When asked if identifying as a capitalist hurt her, Clinton said, “Probably. You know, it’s hard to know but if you’re in the Iowa caucuses and 41 percent of Democrats are socialists—or self-described socialists—and I’m asked ‘are you a capitalist?’ and I say, ‘yes but with appropriate regulation and appropriate accountability,’ that probably gets lost in the ‘Oh my gosh she’s a capitalist!'”

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