Politics

Todd: Hillary Clinton Doing Gymnastics, Struggles to Relate

Tuesday evening Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) formally announced that he would challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination for president.

Sanders has blasted Clinton’s wealth and has said that it has made her out of touch with the everyday Americans that she wants to represent.

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd said Clinton comes off as uncomfortable when she leans toward the progressive side, and that she is "doing gymnastics" when it comes to things like trade deals. Sanders has made it clear on where he stands when it comes to the trade deal.

Mark Halperin said that Sanders could be an actual challenge to Clinton. He said that when a candidate is the front-runner and faces an insurgent, the candidate should attack the insurgent, something Clinton has not done.

In an interview with CNBC, Sanders made the attacks personal against Clinton. Sanders called the Clintons’ wealth isolating. Clinton has not been able to walk outside by herself since 1992, and famously said that she has not driven a car since 1996.

Todd likened it to the past election when President Obama spun that Mitt Romney was rich and out of touch.

"The Clintons are accumulating a lot of ‘they’re not one of us’ items," said Todd. "It gets into, ‘Can they relate?’"