Hillary Clinton apologizes after praising the Reagans’ record on AIDS

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Hillary Clinton has apologized after she credited former First Lady Nancy Reagan and President Ronald Reagan with starting a national conversation about HIV and AIDS during an interview with MSNBC.

In the interview, which took place during Nancy Reagan’s televised funeral, Clinton praised her “low-key advocacy” during the 1980s and said it prompted discussion about the disease when “nobody would talk about it.”

The problem? The Reagan administration was notoriously reluctant to address the disease during the early days of the epidemic, and one of the chief criticisms of Nancy Reagan’s tenure as First Lady is that she and her husband turned their backs on those who were suffering from the disease Read more…

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