Ex-ABC's Simpson Seems Flummoxed Young Women Not Voting Clinton

Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Smerconish show on CNN, former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson seemed taken aback that younger women -- some of whom she teaches in a college class -- are not supporting Hillary Clinton for President, unlike women in her own generation, declaring, "I don't know what's going on with women," and later, "I don't know why women don't think Hillary Clinton ought to be the first female President."

Her apparent dissatisfaction with young women not supporting Clinton led her into a mini-rant in which she derided the young as feeling "entitled and, you know, everything will work out, everything's open to them, what they say matters, and then they're not going to show up at the polls because they are the worst demographic group in terms of voting participation."

Host Michael Smerconish brought up the subject of women voters by asking if it would make sense for Republican delegates to choose someone other Donald Trump at the convention because of the GOP candidate's bad poll numbers with women. Simpson, apparently not hearing the question clearly, began ranting about young women not supporting Clinton. She began:

I don't know what's going on with women. I have -- people my age, contemporaries of Hillary Clinton -- want her to be President and are going to vote for her. The young women I teach at college -- and I'm teaching the primary season this semester and we've been studying this -- my young 20-year-olds don't understand why they should vote for Hillary Clinton.

The former ABC anchor then began deriding 20-year-olds as she added:

They're Bernie Sanders supporters, but they're this millennial generation that feels entitled and, you know, everything will work out, everything's open to them, what they say matters, and then they're not going to show up at the polls because they are the worst demographic group in terms of voting participation.

Simpson concluded: "So I don't know what's happening, and I don't know why women don't think Hillary Clinton ought to be the first female President."

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