Jennifer Granholm Blames Clinton's Trust Issues on Fox News and 'Right Wing'

March 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton flack Jennifer Granholm blamed her candidate's low trustworthiness poll numbers on Fox News during an appearance on CNN Tuesday.

When asked about Clinton's issues with honesty and trustworthiness, the former Michigan governor laid the blame not with Clinton, but with Fox News and conservatives.

"But also, this notion of her being untrustworthy, et cetera, they will continue to put millions of dollars and I just hope Democrats are not influenced by that, and I think that when, you know, Fox is the biggest purveyor of that myth, and I think that we've got to be careful on our side not to buy into what the Republicans want us to buy into," Granholm said.

Camerota called Granholm out for blaming Clinton's poor trustworthy poll numbers on Fox News.

"I mean, just to be clear, it's the voters. I mean, you know, when exit polls are asked, it's not, Fox isn't just peddling this. It's the voters that think this," Camerota said.

Camerota then showed Granholm polls from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Oklahoma comparing Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I., Vt.) poll numbers of voters saying whether they were honest and trustworthy. In New Hampshire, 89 percent said Sanders was honest while only 45 percent said Clinton was.

"And that is a result of the right wing putting out so much related to that question," Granholm said. "They will continue to do that, and she's got to continue to work on gaining the trust of the voters and they're very well aware of that and they're going to continue to do that. And this will continue to be an issue that the Republicans will peddle for sure."

It's not clear whether Granholm also views the current FBI investigation into Clinton as being part of a Fox News, Republican-led plot.