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Clinton expresses empathy for Bernie supporters

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In a leaked recording from a February fundraiser, Hillary Clinton expressed empathy for young voters who sided with her then-primary opponent, Bernie Sanders.

The hacked recording of Clinton at the fundraiser in Virginia was published by the Washington Free Beacon. During the event, Clinton said that many young people are "children of the Great Recession.

And they are living in their parents' basement. They feel that they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves."

Clinton added that for people who don't see any economic opportunities, being part of a political revolution is "pretty appealing."

In a tweet, Republican Donald Trump seized on the comments.

"Crooked H is nasty to Sanders supporters behind closed doors," he said.

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