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Can’t make this up: Michele Bachmann shows Hillary Clinton how to use the subway

NEW YORK, NY – On Friday, former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took to Twitter to school Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator from New York on proper use of modern turnstiles, card swiping and platform entrance protocol.

In a 17 second video, Bachmann swipes her way through to the platform while offering instructions to thepresidential candidate and former Secretary of State.

The lesson for Clinton came after the New York Daily News made subway protocol and usage a presidential campaign issue. In an interview with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Bronx native New Yorker, on April 1.

The paper’s editorial board questioned Sanders as to subway ridership asking if he was going to campaign in the subway and then, “How do you ride the subway today?”

Sanders: What do you mean, “How do you ride the subway?”
Daily News: How do you get on the subway today?
Sanders: You get a token and you get in.
Daily News: Wrong.
Sanders: You jump over the turnstile.
Daily News: We would like our photographer to be there when you jump over the turnstile.

Hillary’s turn at the stile

Although it’s hard for some to believe that this is happening in a presidential campaign, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding.

Clinton, hence, decided to take her campaign to the subway, but couldn’t get her MetroCard to cooperate. The Clinton entourage, after several swipe attempts was able to pass through to the platform and, in fact, proceeded to campaign on the train.

//“>A video of the former senator and her detail appeared on social media and raised the question of whether Hillary Clinton broke the law.

Mediaite posted the video and story that revealed, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Rules of Conduct, Section 1050.6 (c)1, campaigning is not allowed on the train.

Note: This article was updated to include hyperlinks for Rep. Bachmann’s Twitter feed to accommodate mobile subscribers.

This article originally appeared on on April 8, 2016.


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