Hillary Clinton can brush off attacks from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders with the greatest of ease, but even she struggles with the New York City subway system. The former Secretary of State had to swipe her Metro Card multiple times before getting in. Click to watch.
If there are any subway stops on the road to the White House, at least Hillary Clinton, 68, will know what to do: call an Uber. The Democratic presidential frontrunner tried to catch the 4 train, but all Hillary got from the New York City subways system was a headache.
Hillary experienced the daily pain that hits millions of New York City commuters when she took the subway on April 7, per Politico, as her Metro card didn’t quite work at first. It took the Democratic candidate five swipes before the turnstile would let her in, but Hillary was determined to make her train.
“It was my first term when we changed from tokens to Metro Cards,” Hillary said, according to Jennifer Epstein, correspondent for Bloomberg Politics. Before she was leading Bernie Sanders, 74, in the Democrat primary, she was leading Congress as a senator from New York, serving from 2001 to 2009. Tokens, according to Politico, were discontinued in 2003. Leave subway tokens, 8-track players and all outdated technology behind — sign up for unlimited and ad-free streaming music here.
Somebody better let Bernie know about the change. The Vermont senator might have grown up in Brooklyn, but he hasn’t been back in a while. “I know how to ride the subways,” he told The Daily News. “You get a token and you get in.” Uh-oh. When told that tokens hadn’t been around for over a decade, Bernie simply said, “You jump over the turnstile.”
Hillary had a much better time in New York than her Republican rival, Ted Cruz, 45. The Texas senator was called a “right-wing bigot” to his face during a stop in the Bronx. After that confrontation, Ted hoped to give a speech at the Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy, only to find out the students threatened to walk out if Ted was to express his anti-immigrant views. Compared to Ted’s troubles, Hillary’s subway struggles don’t look so bad.
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