So this happened today in Iowa. While answering questions from supporters at an event at the Sioux City Carpenters Training Center, Hillary Clinton confused a question on industrial hemp with one about an artificial hip. Here’s the video:
Voter asked Clinton about hemp (marijuana) on the rope line. She thought he was asking about a hip. pic.twitter.com/7kzc94jXBu
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) December 4, 2015
And when she did finally figure out what the man was asking, she confused industrial hemp with medical marijuana:
Clinton on hemp: "I think we have to explore it. It's a crop, right? We have to move marijuana down to Schedule II." https://t.co/GM9HfvOlY1
— Tom Angell (@tomangell) December 4, 2015
Well, duh. Of course it’s a crop. But worse, while this gentleman was asking a question about farming and growing hemp for use as a natural fiber in any number of applications, Clinton thought he was talking about legalizing marijuana as a prescription drug like Adderall or Percocet.
Smartest minds at work, folks.