'We have our problems too'

Clinton compares U.S. democracy to corrupt Nigerian system

Republicans are rejoicing over what they see as another gaffe from Hillary Clinton’s troubled trip to Africa. The U.S. secretary of state criticized the Nigerian government, saying its legitimacy was ‘eroded,’ and then went on to compare it to American elections. She slammed the 2000 Florida recount, saying “you know we had some problems in some of our presidential elections…in 2000 our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of one of the men running for president was governor of the state. So we have our problems too.” Democrats say Clinton is simply speaking the truth about a contentious issue, while Republicans claim her trip has been full of blunders. In any case, Clinton heads to Liberia today and will finish the tour in Cape Verde.

The Guardian