Clinton Wants Millennials to Know She’s Proud of Them

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Hillary Clinton told Extra in a new interview that she wants millennials to know she is proud of them and is constantly "surrounded by young people."

Clinton sat down with Extra’s AJ Calloway and actress Elizabeth Banks while on the campaign trail. The Democratic nominee and Calloway discussed the latest Saturday Night Live debates spoofs, her campaign rally with Banks, and millennial voters.

Clinton’s campaign has struggled to gain the level of support among younger voters that President Obama had in 2008 and 2012. A Quinnipiac University poll from last month found that 44 percent of voters aged 18 to 34 said they would vote for one of the third-party candidates–Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein. Only 31 percent said they would vote for Clinton.

Extra promoted the interview claiming that Clinton had a "special message for millennials."

Calloway told Clinton during their conversation that there were over a million millennials watching Extra TV.

"What do you want them to know?" Calloway asked.

"First, I want them to know how impressed I am with this generation," Clinton said.

She then said she understands the younger generation and how difficult it is for them to find jobs.

"I want people to know that I am surrounded by young people," Clinton said.

"So I want folks watching your show," Clinton said before a brief pause, "millennials and others to know that if they will help me win on Nov. 8, I will go into the White House and get up every single day, trying to figure out how I can help them have the kind of future they deserve to have."

The full interview airs Thursday on Extra TV.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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