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Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 8, 2016.  Photograph by Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Always Tried’ to Tell the Truth

Feb 19, 2016

For Hillary Clinton, the truth sometimes sounds a lot more like "truthiness."

The Democratic candidate for President said in an interview with CBS News that she's "always tried to tell the truth" when asked at her campaign office in Las Vegas.

"You know, in '76, Jimmy Carter famously said, 'I will not lie to you,'" said CBS' Scott Pelley to the Democratic frontrunner. "Well, I have to tell you I have tried in every way I know how literally from my years as a young lawyer all the way through my time as secretary of state to level with the American people," Clinton replied.

The comments come as Clinton has been struggling against her opponent Bernie Sanders in recent months. She lost in a landslide to Sanders in New Hampshire and didn't perform as well in Iowa.

A poll from last year, meanwhile, found that the American public considers Clinton a liar, as Fortune reported.

Pelley pressed her further, asking, "Have you always told the truth?" And Clinton responded, "I've always tried to. Always. Always."

"Well, but, you know, you're asking me to say, 'Have I ever?' I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever have," Clinton, a former Senator in New York and Secretary of State, added. "I don't believe I ever will. I'm gonna do the best I can to level with the American people."

Here's a link to the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKkTYGrUL5Q

Fortune has reached out to Clinton's campaign for comment, and we will update this story if we hear back.

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