Election 2016

Naomi Klein Takes Down Hillary Clinton: ‘I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All’ (VIDEO)

Condemning Clinton's "entanglement" with the corporate sector, Klein believes Sanders could win the general election.

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When it comes to the Democratic presidential frontrunner’s position on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity, author and journalist Naomi Klein isn’t mincing words: She says flat-out that she doesn't trust Hillary Clinton on addressing climate change.

"I don't trust her on climate at all," Klein told Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, in an UpFront interview scheduled to air on Friday, March 18. "As secretary of state, when she had a huge megaphone to make this an issue, to show that she understands the connections between human security and climate, she didn't use the megaphone."

Klein, a fierce critic of corporate capitalism, also questioned the rationale behind Clinton’s White House bid:

The logic of her candidacy was because she had so much money […] which is why she is unbeatable — look at how deep the pockets are there. But the irony is, it’s where that money comes from and the entanglement of the Clinton Foundation with so many corporations and so many governments, that is what makes her vulnerable. So on the one hand, it’s supposed to be what makes it inevitable, and on the other hand it’s what I think makes her a weak candidate.

She called Bernie Sanders a "significantly better candidate" than Clinton. "I think that Bernie Sanders could win in a general election," she said.

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Reynard Loki is a senior writing fellow and the editor and chief correspondent for Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He previously served as the environment, food and animal rights editor at AlterNet and as a reporter for Justmeans/3BL Media covering sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He was named one of FilterBuy’s Top 50 Health & Environmental Journalists to Follow in 2016. His work has been published by Salon, Truthout, BillMoyers.com, EcoWatch, Truthdig, National Memo, Green America, Regeneration International, Revelist, Resilience and BlackBook, among others. Reynard is also the co-founder of MomenTech, an experimental production studio based in New York and Prague that has presented dozens of projects around the world exploring intersections of culture, history, politics, science and sports. Follow him on Twitter: @reynardloki or email him at [email protected]ind.media.