By Peter Fricke
Millennials just don’t trust Hillary Clinton, and they’re sick of being told they should support her simply because she’s a woman.
Campus Reform caught up with several students and young people during commencement at George Washington University last week, and while most expressed reservations about Clinton’s candidacy, nearly all were resigned to her eventual nomination for president.
“I just think that, yeah, there’s a lot of feminist pressure to vote for Hillary,” one woman acknowledged.
Another, describing herself as “definitely” a feminist, even went so far as to say “I don’t know if I would support Hillary if, like, she was a man.”
Several other young women likewise told Campus Reform that they have experienced pressure to support Hillary based solely on gender, but expressed more resentment toward the notion.
“I’ve had people come up and tell me straight out, ‘you’re a female. I can’t believe you would vote for a Republican candidate; that you would vote for an independent candidate,’” one woman recounted.
“I feel like there’s definitely a big [unintelligible] saying, ‘we’d love a woman president’ and ‘you should support her because she’s a woman and this is exciting,’” concurred the definite feminist.
“It’s a pretty good conspiracy, yeah,” another young woman summed up.
The reluctance to accept the feminist argument for Hillary is largely a matter of trust—or, more accurately, lack thereof—according to the Millennials at GWU.
“Uh, next question,” one male graduate responded when asked if he trusts Hillary Clinton.
“I don’t think we have any trust there at all,” opined another young man. “There ain’t too much trust over there.”
“She definitely does have some trust issues amongst the population,” another graduate agreed, adding, “I don’t believe a word that she says.”
The Millennials also enthusiastically agreed that the Democratic primary system is rigged in Hillary’s favor, complaining that it is “unfair” that she continues to win so many delegates despite her rather lackluster support, though they did not seem terribly surprised about the fix.
“The government doesn’t really trust the people that much,” one young lady explained, “so I understand why they would pick Hillary Clinton.”
First published at Campus Reform
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