- The Washington Times
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said she’s “still angry” that some of her family members voted for President Trump in 2016.

During a live event with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Ms. Gillibrand cited her Trump-supporting uncles in upstate New York as evidence that she has a unique “sensibility and an understanding” of how Republican voters “see the world.”


“I hate to admit this fact, but I have uncles who voted for Trump,” the senator said, shaking her head and letting out a sigh, according to a clip highlighted by the Washington Free Beacon.

“I have not spoken to them about it, so I cannot tell you why. I’m still angry,” she added later. “And I didn’t find out from them, by the way. I found out from my cousin, because she was at an event with me. She was like, ‘Well, you know, I’m talking to my dad about it,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And she tells me this, and I said, ‘That can’t be true. They knew how much I loved Hillary. That can’t be true!’”

Ms. Gillibrand is polling at less than 1% in the crowded Democratic presidential primary, according to the Real Clear Politics latest average.


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