3. August 18, 2015: “Like, with a cloth?”
Easily the scandal which most harmed Clinton during her campaign was her use of a private email server to handle confidential matters while Secretary of State. Her actions followed her all the way up to election day, and may have been the largest factor preventing Americans from being able to trust her. Because of many voters’ concerns, the press asked Clinton about the private email server throughout the campaign. At one stop, she was asked if she “wiped” the server, to which she jokingly asked “like, with a cloth?” This only solidified to many voters that she did not take seriously her mistakes.