Andrea Mitchell Shuts Down Trump Campaign Manager's Lie That Clinton Doesn't Talk To Voters
Mitchell: "There's A Lot Of Criticism From Donald Trump That She Was Meeting With Small Groups. That's What She Was Doing Was Talking To Voters."
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From the September 13 edition of MSNBC's The Place For Politics:
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ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): According to the Associated Press that did a survey on issues -- we noted this after Donald Trump talked about policies and how he talks mostly about policies, as you just have -- Donald Trump had seven issues on his website totaling some 9,000 words, Hillary Clinton had 38 issues on her website with 112,000 words. Now, yes, he's talking more about policies since you've taken over, and there has been a noticeable change in the presentations on the campaign stump, but certainly not for the year previous.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Well, the 100 and some thousand some words definitely sounds like what a politician and a bureaucrat does. They do it with our tax codes, they do it on their websites. If we're going to run this election expecting voters to go to our websites and figure out what these people believe on policy, I respect the voters more than that. I think they'd prefer that these candidates come to them, or at least make public statements where you have a four or five point, ten point road map in the case of our Veterans Administration reform plan, Andrea. This idea that we're going to do it on websites and just Mrs. Clinton's going to fly around just raising money and not talking to voters? I think it's a losing formula and I hope they stick with it.
MITCHELL: I have to tell you, I've been on the road -- Kellyanne, I've been on the road with her for a year and a half, and I've watched your campaign from a distance. I've been on the Democratic campaign watching it, covering it. She has been talking to voters. I mean, that's what the listening tour was about. I mean, at the same time, there's a lot of criticism from Donald Trump that she was meeting with small groups. That's what she was doing was talking to voters. She was not at big rallies. And so you can't have it both ways.