Politicians — they’re just like us!
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton proved that sentiment Thursday morning when she struggled to successfully swipe a New York City MetroCard at a subway turnstile.
Clinton needed to swipe her MetroCard a whopping five times at the 161st Street station near Yankee Stadium before making it into the subway system, New York Magazine reported.
Afterwards, Clinton reportedly caught an uptown 4 train and rode it two stops to 170th Street.
The incident, which was caught by the media, as well as Clinton’s subway journey, set Twitter ablaze.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Clinton Thursday morning, when she reportedly told the media that she’s “so proud to have represented this state.“
”New York values, the people of New York, there is no place like it in the world, and I’m going to take those experiences, take those values to the White House,“ she said.
I dislike Hillary Clinton but c’mon guys I’ve often had to swipe my metrocard like 5 times
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) April 7, 2016
Hilary Clinton rode the subway two stops, didn’t actually go underground and had to swipe her metro card 5 times LOL #tryingtoberelatable
— Lex (@AlexisGuilbertt) April 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton, your leading candidate, former senator of New York, doesn’t know how to swipe a metro card.
— Yossarian (@BEdward26) April 7, 2016
Oddest moment of my day: Hillary Clinton urging me to move into the subway car to let more people on.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 7, 2016