Speed Reads


Hillary Clinton says it's 'important not to accept at face value what any candidate says'

During a campaign where accusations constantly fly, Hillary Clinton told Cosmopolitan on Tuesday that she works quickly to set the record straight, but wants people to remember not to take everything they hear as gospel.

Clinton touted the fact that PolitiFact conducted an analysis of statements made by the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates, and found that she is the most factual of all. "I do believe that it's important not to accept at face value what any candidate says," she said, adding, "I really try to be accurate. People may disagree with me, and that is everyone's perfect right. But I think it's important to get the facts, and [according to] the independent assessment, the claims that the [Bernie] Sanders campaign has been making about big oil and fossil fuel have been determined to be false. And I want people to know that."

Clinton also said as president, she would have a cabinet evenly split between men and women like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and said because she's received more votes than Donald Trump, she's "already beating" him. She believes Trump's words are "dangerous to our security and our standing in the world," and addressed a controversial joke made over the weekend during an event with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying it was his skit and she will "defer to him because it is something that he's already talked about." In a statement, de Blasio's office said the scripted skit was performed during an "evening of satire," and the "only person this was meant to mock was the mayor himself, period."