Celebs React to Hillary Clinton's Statement on Reagan & AIDS
The presidential candidate spoke to MSNBC at Nancy‘s funeral on Friday (March 11) in Simi Valley, Calif.
“It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980′s and because of both President and Mrs Reagan—in particular Mrs Reagan—we started a national conversation, when before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it,” Hillary said on camera. “And, you know, that too is something that I really appreciate was her very effective but low-key advocacy, but it penetrated the public conscience, and people began to say ‘hey we have to do something about this too.’”
After Hillary‘s inaccuracies were pointed out, she issued an apology statement.
“While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on HIV and AIDS. For that, I am sorry,” she said.
Celebrities and other people on Twitter are speaking out about the situation. Read the tweets inside.
Hillary Clinton: The Reagans, particularly Nancy, helped start "a national conversation" about HIV and AIDS. https://t.co/7sZp8X53fb
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 11, 2016
Click inside to see what celebs and others are saying about Hillary Clinton…
"Hillary Clinton's Reagan AIDS Revisionism Is Shocking, Insulting, and Utterly Inexplicable" https://t.co/5kTeBXJUia
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) March 11, 2016
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) March 11, 2016
The positive effect I have on American politics CANNOT be overstated. https://t.co/yc0ECNN8Vu
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 11, 2016
What the hell? Hillary Clinton is 100% factually wrong about the Reagans and AIDS and should correct herself. https://t.co/8S7X7rTZvv
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) March 11, 2016
Good. Thank you.
Hillary Clinton apologizes for praising Nancy Reagan's response to HIV/AIDS https://t.co/7zWWY0hdLG
— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 11, 2016
Dear Hillary Clinton: Nancy Reagan "started a conversation" about AIDS the way Mrs. O' Leary's cow got us chatting about fire.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 11, 2016
Dear Hillary Clinton: the only “national conversation” Nancy Reagan started about HIV/AIDS involved denying treatment to queer folk. Fck her
— Ben Unkle (@jbu3) March 11, 2016
Clinton praising Nancy Reagan on AIDS is such a bizarre, unforced political error.
— Daniel Kaszor (@dkaszor) March 11, 2016
Why is Hillary Clinton so out of touch on basic liberal attitudes? The thing about Reagan administration & AIDS is core to LGBT community.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 11, 2016
I cannot believe Hillary Clinton's analysis of Nancy Reagan's record on HIV/AIDS. Absolutely disgusting.
— Drew Morton (@thecinemadoctor) March 11, 2016