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Hillary Retells Story of Being Rejected by Marines

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 05:54 PM

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton had returned to telling the story of when she says she was rejected by the Marine Corps in 1975.

Clinton first told the story in 1994 to a group of female veterans when she was first lady.  Conservative pundits expressed disbelief at the time.

Clinton told the story again on Tuesday during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.

CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny was skeptical, saying on "New Day" that he had asked Clinton's campaign for more information, but didn't get any.

"It seems so unusual that a Yale-educated lawyer who worked on the anti-war campaigns of [Eugene] McCarthy and [George] McGovern, who had just moved to Arkansas, whose husband was about to become the attorney general of the state, would decide to want to join the Marines," Zeleny said.

Clinton said she went to a Marine recruiting station in Arkansas and inquired about joining. She told the recruiter she was about to be 27 years old and was rejected because of her age, her gender and the fact that she wore thick glasses.

On CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Zeleny added that he talked to an old friend of Clinton's show who said she believes Clinton was actually trying to test how women were treated when they tried to join.

However, Zeleny noted, Clinton has never described the incident as a test. "Not in 1994, not this week."

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