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Jon Stewart presses Hillary Clinton for presidential declaration

Stewart to Clinton: "It sounds to me like -- if I may -- you've declared for president."
By Aileen Graef   |   July 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM  |  Updated July 16, 2014 at 9:58 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) --Political news satirist Jon Stewart had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on The Daily Show and did everything possible to get her to declare a 2016 presidential run.

In the two-part interview, Stewart presses Clinton to make her anticipated declaration for a presidential campaign in 2016 with a presidential "career aptitude test."

The subtle questions included: "Do you like to commute to work or would you like a home office?", "Do you have a favorite shape for that home office?" and "Do you prefer to sit in traffic or cause it?"

Clinton's answers led Stewart to one conclusion:

"It sounds to me -- if I may -- you've declared for president."

They also discuss the criticism Clinton has received in media, including the backlash over her comments on her personal wealth. Clinton "easily pivoted" the conversation into remarks regarding income inequality. She said a combination of a gridlocked Congress and an executive branch that hasn't "kept up with the times" is causing a failure in government efficacy.

In matters of foreign policy, Clinton believes that the United States must refocus on their "great story" of values before spreading our influence to others.

"We have not been telling our story very well. We do have a great story. We are not perfect by any means but we do have a great story about human freedom, human rights, human opportunity. And let's get back to telling it to ourselves -- first and foremost -- and believing it about ourselves and then taking that around the world. That's what we should be standing for."
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