Five more swipes! Clinton has run-in with subway turnstile days after Sanders token gaffe (VIDEO)
The Hillary had a frustrating experience at a Bronx subway station on Thursday, swiping her metro card in vain four times with a gaggle of journalists snapping each attempt. The fifth time was the charm for Clinton, however, as she persevered and finally made it through the breach.
The incident was quickly jumped on by social media users, who have been mocking the former secretary of state’s attempts to relate to everyday commuters.
Hillary takes the subway with secret service protection with Fox News and CNN cameras all around her and suddenly she's "one of us"— dick took my spellin (@moisturizeds) April 7, 2016
Hillary trying to win the NY vote by riding the subway instead of her private jet— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) April 7, 2016
Hillary took the subway AND went to a diner? Even *I* don't immerse myself that deeply into NYCs gritty lifestyle!— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) April 7, 2016
Others have her back, however, saying the metro swipe struggle is real…
Oh man. It took Hillary five swipes. Welcome to the struggle https://t.co/3RGrZVUeVc— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) April 7, 2016
Yes, it took Hillary Clinton three or four swipes to get through the turnstile. Also, it takes everyone three or four swipes.— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 7, 2016
Despite the fumble and blundered photo-op, the presidential candidate is at least aware that a pass is required to ride the rails.
Last week, Clinton’s White House rival Bernie Sanders, usually keen to play the “everyman,” embarrassingly stated that tokens were still used on the New York subway.
Lmfao. Hillary Clinton is currently riding the NYC subway live on CNN. Mic drop to Bernie. She knows what a metro card is.— Dallas Strawn (@No1Dallas) April 7, 2016
Hillary hitting the subway is just a big Bernie troll over his "token" comment to NYDN— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 7, 2016
The New York native told NY Daily News reporters last Friday that he had taken the subway “about a year ago.”
But his story was then somewhat derailed, however, when he let it slip that he believed that tokens – discontinued more than a decade ago – were needed to get on.