Blurred Lines Video Girl: Clinton Is 'Very, Very to the Right,' 'Pretty Extreme'

Speaking to CNN's Brianna Keilar at a campaign rally for Bernie Sanders, actress and Sports Illustrated model Emily Ratajkowski -- best known for her appearance in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video -- bizarrely suggested that Hillary Clinton's politics are too "extreme" to the "right" for her as she explained why she supports Sanders. Ratajkowski:

I think that my initial response to Hillary was a positive one, but, you know, depending on your politics, if you don't agree with some of the things that, you know, I think are pretty extreme and very, very, you know, to the right of where I'd like to see the party headed. It's really that simple to me.

Invoking recent comments by liberals Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright on the subject of whether women should support Clinton for President because she's a woman, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday's show set up the segment:

Let me remind you again primary day here in America, here in New Hampshire, voters making their choices in the Granite State in the first in the nation primary. And one person who visited the state, actress and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Emily Ratajkowski. She is stumping for Senator Bernie Sanders. I'm gonna show you some pictures.

You probably recognize her. This is from the whole Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines video. She was also in the movie Gone Girl. And while critics like Gloria Steinem have been saying women have a duty to vote for Hillary Clinton -- Madeleine Albright saying that for one -- Ratajkowski could not disagree more.

After bringing aboard Keilar, she added:

We talk so much about women in the wake of what Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem said. You have been on the trail. You have been covering Hillary Clinton for two years. You have been talking to young women. What do you make of all this?

Keilar began:

Well, and this is one of the reasons why I spoke to Emily Ratajkowski, was because she said something that we're hearing a lot of women say now very explicitly since this weekend when Gloria Steinem, she said, you know, "Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie."

She added:

And that really ticked off a lot of young women. I mean, they're mad about it, and you saw that from this, what she said to this crowd in the beginning, she was one of the surrogates who was sort of riling up the crowd ahead of time. And she said, "Why am I here? It's not for the boys." And because of that, we thought, "Wow, that was quite a little bit of a 'here's what's up' to Gloria Steinem."

The CNN correspondent then introduced the clip of Ratajkowski:

BRIANNA KEILAR: So we talked to her, and here's what she said.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI: I understand the urge to, you know, support a Democratic female candidate who has completely earned her stripes. I, you know, I think that my initial response to Hillary was a positive one, but, you know, depending on your politics, if you don't agree with some of the things that, you know, I think are pretty extreme and very, very, you know, to the right of where I'd like to see the party headed. It's really that simple to me.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Tuesday, February 9, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

2:30 p.m. ET
BROOKE BALDWIN: Here we go, let me remind you again primary day here in America, here in New Hampshire, voters making their choices in the Granite State in the first in the nation primary. And one person who visited the state, actress and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Emily Ratajkowski. She is stumping for Senator Bernie Sanders. I'm gonna show you some pictures.

You probably recognize her. This is from the whole Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines video. She was also in the movie Gone Girl. And while critics like Gloria Steinem have been saying women have a duty to vote for Hillary Clinton -- Madeleine Albright saying that for one -- Ratajkowski could not disagree more.

So I have with me my friend and CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar, who was at that Bernie Sanders event, who talked to Ratajkowski. I mean, we talk so much about women in the wake of what Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem said. You have been on the trail. You have been covering Hillary Clinton for two years. You have been talking to young women. What do you make of all this?

BRIANNA KEILAR: Well, and this is one of the reasons why I spoke to Emily Ratajkowski, was because she said something that we're hearing a lot of women say now very explicitly since this weekend when Gloria Steinem, she said, you know, "Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie." And that rubbed a lot of young women-

BALDWIN: Meaning that's where the girls would go.

KEILAR: That's right. And that really ticked off a lot of young women. I mean, they're mad about it, and you saw that from this, what she said to this crowd in the beginning, she was one of the surrogates who was sort of riling up the crowd ahead of time. And she said, "Why am I here? It's not for the boys." And because of that, we thought, "Wow, that was quite a little bit of a 'here's what's up' to Gloria Steinem."

BALDWIN: Yup, yup.

KEILAR: So we talked to her, and here's what she said.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI: I understand the urge to, you know, support a Democratic female candidate who has completely earned her stripes. I, you know, I think that my initial response to Hillary was a positive one, but, you know, depending on your politics, if you don't agree with some of the things that, you know, I think are pretty extreme and very, very, you know, to the right of where I'd like to see the party headed. It's really that simple to me.

KEILAR: So this is really, I think, what we're keeping an eye on here after tonight in New Hampshire compared to Iowa, do you see even more of a break between young women who seem to be gravitating towards Bernie Sanders and towards, you know, older women who are much more dependable supporters of Hillary Clinton.

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