ANALYSIS: YouTube Creator Town Hall With Hillary Clinton


>>HILLARY CLINTON CONTINUES TO
TRY AND REACH OUT TO SOME OF THE YOUNG VOTERS HAVE VOTED FOR
BERNIE SANDERS, BUT STILL SEEM TO REFUSE TO VOTE FOR HER. ONE OF THE WAYS SHE HAS DONE IT IS
NOT ONLY THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES, BUT SHE HAD A TOWN
HALL WITH SOME FAMOUS YOUTUBE ERRORS IN HOLLYWOOD RECENTLY.
THE PERSON MODERATING THE TOWN HALL WAS ONE OF MY PERSONAL YOUTUBE FAVORITES, DULCE RUIZ.
WHEN YOUTUBERS GET INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL ARENA IT IS
BECAUSE THEY ASK SOFTBALL QUESTIONS. BUT WANT TO GIVE THEM
CREDIT BECAUSE THEY ASK DIFFICULT QUESTIONS. THE ONLY
ISSUE IS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT JOURNALISTS A LOT OF THESE
PEOPLE ARE ENTERTAINERS ON YOUTUBE, THEY DON’T ASK
FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS FOR HILLARY CLINTON TO BE INTERVIEWED BY
THEM. I WANT US TO JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES. [VIDEO BUFFERING] IT
WAS AN HOUR-LONG TOWN HALL BUT HERE’S ONE OF THE.>>I MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES BACK IN
1994 WITH MY MOM AND MY YOUNGER SISTERS. SINCE THEN, I AM PROUD
TO SAY THAT I SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY, I ALSO COMPLETED A 15 MONTH TOUR IN IRAQ. SINCE THEN,
I HAVE BECOME A CITIZEN, I AM ALSO AN ENTREPRENEUR, A WIFE, AND A PROUD MOM. THANK YOU. THE
SUPREME COURT RULING LAST WEEK DETERMINED THAT 5 MILLION
IMMIGRANTS, MOTHERS AND FATHERS LIVING HERE IN THE UNITED STATES
MIGHT BE SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES. MANY PEOPLE IN MY
COMMUNITY HAVE REACHED OUT TO ASK THE PRESIDENT, WHAT ARE YOU
GOING TO DO TO TACKLE THIS ISSUE AND MAKE SURE IT IS
FIXED ONCE AND FOR ALL?>>WE WILL GO TO HER ANSWER IN A
SECOND. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD QUESTION. THEY ASKED ABOUT
STUDENT LOAN DEBT, AND A LOT OF THE ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE YOUNG
VOTERS THAT SHE WANTS TO REACH OUT TO. A LOT OF THE ANSWERS
WERE VAGUE, AND WENT UNCHALLENGED.>>SHAUNA MALCOLM ASKED ABOUT
STUDENT LOAN DEBT. SHE APPEARS ON THE LOT OF THE TYT SHOWS.
SUPER PROUD OF HER. THE QUESTIONS WERE GREAT. I LOVE
WHITNEY WHITE’S QUESTION. LET’S LET YOU LISTEN TO
CLINTON’S ANSWER.>>I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO
MAKE THE CASE OF A PRESIDENT OBAMA DID WAS LEGAL, WAS
PRECEDENTED. PRESIDENTS BEFORE HIM MADE ALL KINDS OF DECISIONS ABOUT WHO, ALTHOUGH
UNDOCUMENTED, COULD STAY OR WHO SHOULD BE DEPORTED. I THINK THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE DEPORTED
ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLENT, WHO POSE A REAL THREAT TO OTHERS. I
THINK EVERYBODY ELSE, WE SHOULD PUT ON A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP
THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM. I HAVE SAID I’M GOING TO INTRODUCE THAT. I WILL DO THAT MY FIRST 100
DAYS AS PRESIDENT, IT IS NOT ONLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO,
BUT IT IS WHO WE ARE. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS.>>YES, THAT IS NOT A GREAT
ANSWER IF YOU ASK ME. PRES. OBAMA IF YOU DON’T KNOW BROKE
THE RECORD FOR A NUMBER OF PEOPLE DEPORTED, OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE DEPORTED. WEIGH MORE THAN
BUSH, AND RONALD REAGAN. DEMOCRATS COME IN AND TALK A
GOOD GAME ABOUT IMMIGRATION, AND THEY WIND UP BREAKING
RECORDS OF DEPORTATION. HER ANSWER DOES NOT GIVE
ME A LOT OF COMFORT.>>A LOT OF ANSWERS WERE NOT
SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF HOW SHE WILL TACKLE THESE ISSUES POLICY
WISE. WHEN IT CAME TO STUDENT LOAN DEBT, OF COURSE I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH HER ANSWER. IF SHE
DID GET INTO SPECIFICS, I KNOW HER POLICY AND IT IS NOT THAT GREAT. HER POLICY IS DEBT
FORGIVENESS AFTER 20 SOME YEARS, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO REPORT THAT
IS TAXABLE INCOME. IF YOU ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
IN DEBT AND YOU DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY 30% OF THAT IN THE FORM OF TAXES, THEN YOU ARE KIND
OF SCREWED WITH THE IRS. IT DOESN’T SOLVE OUR DEBT PROBLEM AT ALL. BUT THAT IS BESIDE THE
POINT. THE BIGGEST ISSUE I HAVE WITH ALL OF THIS WAS THAT
HILLARY CLINTON MISSES OF THE MARK AND HOW TO REACH OUT TO THE
YOUNG VOTERS THAT SUPPORT BERNIE SANDERS. IT’S NOT ABOUT HOW MANY
YOUTUBE CELEBRITIES YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE RUBBING ELBOWS WITH. AFTER THIS
TOWN HALL, CLINTON’S SCHEDULE INCLUDED A FUNDRAISER. THAT IS
THE KIND OF STUFF THAT TURNS OFF, NOT JUST YOUNG VOTERS, A
LOT OF THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED BERNIE SANDERS. THEY WANT A
POLITICIAN THAT REPRESENTED THEM, NOT ONLY THE WEALTHY.
ALSO, 55% OF BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS ARE WILLING TO VOTE
FOR BUT HILLARY CLINTON. THE REST, THEY DON’T WANT TO VOTE FOR HER. SOME OF THEM WANT TO
VOTE FOR TRUMP, OR ABSTAIN FROM VOTING ALTOGETHER. THE ONLY WAY
YOU CAN REACH OUT TO THEM IS IF YOU MEET BERNIE SANDERS HALFWAY
WHEN IT COMES TO HIS POLICY IDEAS. BUT SHE IS NOT WILLING TO
DO THAT. SHE IS PLAYING TRADITIONAL POLITICS.
IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK THAT WAY. YOU NEED TO REACH OUT TO THEM.>>SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT GOING TO
SEAN PARKER’S HOUSE AND RAISING $33,000 PER COUPLE WAS A HIP
THING TO DO. YOU KNOW JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE PLAYED HIM IN A MOVIE. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE WERE
GOING FOR. I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO THE PEOPLE THAT ASKED THE QUESTIONS. SHE ALSO BROUGHT UP
THE SUPER PREDATOR QUESTION. FOR WHITNEY WAY TO DO THAT, GREAT JOB. SHE FOLLOWED UP AND SAID
WHAT ARE YOUR CONCRETE PLANS TO WIN BACK THE TRUST OF BLACK AMERICA, AS YOU HAVE
RESPECTFULLY BEEN INVOLVED ñ AND RACISM IS A REAL PROBLEM. THEN
CLINTON WENT ON TO SAY YES, SYSTEMATIC RACISM IS A PROBLEM.
BUT SHE MISSED THE POINT OF THE QUESTION, SHE WAS INVOLVED.>>SHE SAID THAT THE BLACK
COMMUNITY OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED HER OVER BERNIE.>>BUT YOU ARE NOT TALKING TO
OLDER VOTERS, YOU ARE TALKING TO YOUNGER VOTERS. YOUNG VOTERS
KNOW THE REALITY. OLDER VOTERS MIGHT NOT KNOW THE SUPER
PREDATOR LINE. YOUNGER VOTERS ARE A LOT BETTER EDUCATED. I
LOVE THAT THAT QUESTION CAME UP. CREDIT TO THE YOUTUBE STARS. BY THE WAY, ASKING A LOT TOUGHER
QUESTIONS THAN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA. ALMOST NO ONE IN THE
MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS ASKED ABOUT THE SUPER PREDATOR LINE. HERE,
YOUNG PEOPLE UNABASHED DOING THE RIGHT THING. BUT ULTIMATELY I AGREE WITH ANA. THIS IS HER EFFORT TO REACH OUT
WITHOUT DOING THE HARD WORK OF REACHING OUT THROUGH POLICY.>>EXACTLY.>>SINCE YOUNGER VOTERS ARE MUCH
MORE EDUCATED ABOUT POLICY, I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A WINNING
STRATEGY. I DON’T BLAME HER FOR DOING IT, BUT YOU NEED TO GO A
LITTLE DEEPER IF YOU WANTED TO ACTUALLY WORK.

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