Hillary Clinton was asked about new poll numbers that show the American people don't trust her. "Well, I don't like to read that, it won't surprise you to hear me say it," Clinton said with a big grin on her face.
Clinton suggested that people will see that she's a fighter as she continues to campaign. And that Americans will vote her for that reason. Clinton did not say that she thinks people might change their minds on whether they can trust her.
She answered the question today in Iowa, where she's on a multi-day campaign swing.
NBC's Kristen Welker reported that Hillary Clinton's email issue has eroded the trust of voters. And that it's "becoming a big political problem for Secretary Clinton. Everytime she wants to be talking about one of her policies, it's overshadowed by more questions about her use of a private email account while she was secretary of state."
Hillary Clinton aide Karen Finney was on CNN this morning talking about her boss, who she called "one of the most unknown well-known people." Finney said this weekend's campaign relaunch would be about letting people know Clinton:
At what point do we—the institution and our nation—lose our soldiers’ trust? The trust that we will provide them the right resources—the training and equipment—to properly prepare them and lead them into harm’s way. Trust that we will appropriately take care of our soldiers, our civilians, and their families, who so selflessly sacrifice so much.
The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything. And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined.
In his weekly address, President Obama referred to care for veterans as part of a "sacred trust to all who've served." He said our nation has to do "much more … to make sure all our veterans get the care they deserve."
The comments come amid criticism of the President Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs has been treating veterans. And the comments come just days before Memorial Day.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker has launched a group with the mission of restoring trust in government, according to this report by Charles S. Clark in Government Executive. No question something needs to be done and none, either, that Mr. Volcker has a way of getting things done.
After multiple media outlets (especially CNN) wrongly reported that an arrest had been made in Boston, the FBI is urging media to "exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting."
In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: