'Especially Hilarious': 'The Five' Reacts to Hillary Claiming Self-Identifying as Capitalist Lost Election
The panel on "The Five" reacted to Hillary Clinton's latest reasoning for losing the 2016 election to President Donald Trump.
An interviewer claimed Clinton was the first presidential candidate since World War II that had to declare support for capitalism.
Clinton said such a situation "probably" hurt her.
She said that she was asked about being a capitalist and responded "yes" with restrictions during the Iowa caucuses.
"With appropriate regulation [and] accountability," she recalled responding.
Clinton said that clarification probably "got lost" on the Democratic electorate who only heard "yes."
Greg Gutfeld said the excuse was "especially hilarious" because she is probably correct.
Clinton claimed at the same time that more than 40 percent of Iowa's Democrats self-identify as socialists.
Gutfeld said Clinton shouldn't complain about that because in the general election, none of those "socialists" would support Trump over her.
Dana Perino said that the Democratic Party has shifted farther to the left since 2008 and that Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) candidacy showed that
"Capitalism is a dirty word for Democrats," Jesse Watters said. "They love socialism but they can't define it."