MSNBC Hosts: It’s ‘Crazy’ Not to Root for Hillary as First Female President

The hosts of MSNBC Live on Friday thought it was “crazy” that some young women aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president. Chris Jansing and Tamron Hall marveled at a New Hampshire focus group that included young, college-age females. Hall proclaimed, “The big headline for me in the randomly selected group of people, the young women there did not care that Hillary Clinton could be the first woman president.” 

A shocked Jansing retorted, “That's crazy to me. It really is.” The journalists were reacting to Thursday’s Democratic debates. Finding the remarks stunning, Hall continued, “In fact, several of them were offended when she brought the line up pointing to the fact, ‘how can I be establishment, I'm a woman running for president.’" 

The MSNBC host then played a clip of one young women insisting, “I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism.” 

A transcript is below: 

Tell the Truth 2016

MSNBC Live
2/5/16
9:52

CHRIS JANSING: And Tamron is with me this morning. So, there you were with all these students. I guess we're not surprised about the Bernie Sanders young people phenomenon, although it still is a problem for Hillary. 

TAMRON HALL: That's not the surprise, because I think Bernie Sanders, as we heard from the college students, we call them young people, but they're between 21, 22 years old was the average age there. 

JANSING: Young voters. 

HALL: Young voters. And here they are, they're looking at the world through the optimistic lens a lot of us can identify with. The big headline for me in the randomly selected group of people, the young women there did not care that Hillary Clinton could be the first woman president. 

JANSING: That's crazy to me. It really is. 

HALL: In fact, several of them were offended when she brought the line up pointing to the fact, “how can I be establishment, I'm a woman running for president.” I'm going to play a little of what they said. 

WOMAN: I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism. And I think that's really important to differentiate that. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.