Democratic presidential front- runner Hillary Clinton has come under fire in a new viral video that purports to show her lying or changing her stance on various topics “for 13 minutes straight” with the set of clips notching up over 7 million hits online.
The video is a long highlight reel of Clinton contradicting herself or saying things that turned out not to be true on issues from gay marriage and Wall Street to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and her private email server.
The video, posted by a YouTube user, entitled “Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight”, could exacerbate her low polling numbers.
The video at the start makes it clear that the project, which has been viewed almost 7.5 million times, was not a “pro-Trump video” and the Republican presumptive nominee would be the next target.
On gay marriage, the video shows Clinton backing a traditional view of marriage in 2004 and 2010, before changing to support gay marriage in 2013 and then accusing an NPR radio host in 2014 of “playing with my words” when the host accuses her of changing her tune.
On whether she is a progressive or a moderate, the video shows her calling herself both a progressive and a moderate, Fox News reported.
“I get accused of being kind of a moderate, center…I plead guilty,” she is quoted as saying in one clip. Other clips show her affirming that she is a progressive.
The video spans 20 years of Clinton clips and includes some well-known controversies from previous campaigns.
One of those is the 2008 controversy over her repeated claim that she had landed under sniper fire when landing at a Bosnian airport as first lady in 1996.
Clinton used the story to present her broad foreign policy experience, in contrast to then-Senator Barack Obama’s.
However, videos of the trip were unearthed showing her casually greeting military officials and taking pictures with children on the runway. Clinton later backtracked on the claims, saying she “misspoke”.