You know when you’re an everyday New Yorker and you’re trying to ride the subway and it takes like four or five swipes to get your damn MetroCard to work? So irritating!
You know who knows all about that? Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former senator from New York, who represents the people and can totally relate to their everyday lives. And she’ll prove it by piling onto the 4 train with all her security guards, riding for exactly one stop and then getting back off.
The internet got a kick out of the fact that it took her five swipes with a MetroCard to clear the turnstile — though many seasoned New Yorkers pointed out that everyone struggles with their MetroCard at some point.
Of course, because this is happening right as her primary race against Bernie Sanders has blown up into a fight over whether she’s “qualified” to be President or not, this was really a not-so-subtle jab at her opponent. In his recent contentious interview with the New York Daily News, Sanders (who left Brooklyn in 1968) was tested on his New York street cred with a question about how you ride the subway these days. “You get a token and you get on,” he replied.
Honestly, if Sanders doesn’t even know that New Yorkers use MetroCards these days, how can we trust him with national security? (I’m kidding. Don’t yell at me.)