Earlier this week Hillary commented that "younger" people are just misinformed and don't do their research before deciding on who to vote for (her rationale for not getting the youth vote).
Yesterday it was Bill's turn to take on a group of young "black lives matter" protesters and defend his (and Hillary's) relationship(s) with the African-American community and the impact his 1994 Crime Bill had on their community.
Bill Clinton: “Black Lives Matter” Protesters Are Defending Murders And ...
Bill Clinton said that aspects of his 1994 crime bill “cannot be justified” while campaigning for his wife Friday, one day after engaging in a heated exchange with Black Lives Matter protesters.
“It is true it had longer sentence provisions,” the former President told the audience at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania. “It is true that they led to some people going to jail for too long in ways that cannot be justified. And I went to the NAACP convention last year and said that and said it was way past time to change.”
Clinton sparked aggressive backlash on Thursday for defending the bill after a group of protesters accused him and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of playing a key role in locking up blacks for minor drug offenses.
“I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and send them out in the street to murder other African-American children,” he told the protesters. "Maybe you thought they were good citizens, she didn’t. She didn’t."
“You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter,” he added. “Tell the truth.”
On Friday, he told the audience that his aim was to “vigorously defend” his wife and said that he was provoked by the protesters speaking over him.
“I realized I was talking past her the way she was talking past me,” Clinton said of one of the female protesters. "I know those young people yesterday were just trying to get good television and they did. But that doesn't mean I was most effective in answering it."
“I almost want to apologize for” my response, he added.