While many have suggested that Hillary Clinton is out of touch with the average voter due to her struggle to get through the turnstile in the New York Subway, taking multiple swipes at the device before finally making her way to the subway platform, others are saying her security detail’s actions towards regular subway users are more telling of the secretary’s inability to relate. From pushing other passengers aside so Clinton could enter the subway, to bringing a massive entourage into the crowded space, it seems that Clinton had no intention of ensuring other subway passengers using the system as a sole means of transportation were taken care of in the process.
In a video captured from Hillary Clinton’s subway journey, we see Clinton waiting for the subway car to open. As she stands near the entrance, a young woman with dark hair is standing in front of the secretary, waiting to enter. However, Hillary’s security detail want to ensure that Clinton is the first one on the car and quickly push back the young woman making way for Clinton.
While the girl has not come forward with any complaint about how security handled the situation, many people have called Hillary’s security teams’ actions in poor taste showing the team does not understand proper subway etiquette.
Bad transit etiquette: don’t care about the politics, you don’t push your way onto a train car. It’s rude. https://t.co/f82pu4JAnt
— SounderBruce (@SounderBruce) April 12, 2016
— Theodectes (@Theodectes) April 11, 2016
Others are comparing the incident to the Michelle Fields altercation involving Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. However, unlike the Michelle Fields incident, the woman who was pushed aside in the video has not come forward with any grievances for the altercation.
Hillary Clinton staff gives girl, ‘The Michelle Fields Treatment. She was thrown aside.https://t.co/RyTeWUXRs2
— Dan Freeman (@Mulder24) April 14, 2016
This isn’t the first time that the Hillary campaign has been accused of improperly handling guests. In fact, earlier this year, video of Hillary’s top aide Huma Abedin was captured on video during a strange altercation in which she pushes back a woman attempting to hug her. The woman in the video is seen hugging and talking to Hillary before turning to give Abedin a hug of her own. Abedin is seen pushing the woman’s arm back as she rejects the hug and seems to tell the woman to “please not do that.” After the bizarre interaction it seems Abedin tries to briefly rectify the situation by tapping the woman on the shoulder in some sort of odd symbolic hug substitute.
What do you think about the way Hillary Clinton’s security team handled the subway situation? With Hillary choosing to ride the subway, should she have followed proper subway etiquette by waiting in line for her turn or was her security team just doing their job? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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