Friday, May 13, 2016
Clinton calls for more resources to fight HIV/AIDS
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with HIV/AIDS activists on Thursday, and said the nation should rededicate itself to finding a cure for the disease. She told the group that the country should "leave no one behind" in the fight to conquer the disease. Earlier this year, Clinton apologized for mistakenly praising Nancy Reagan's AIDS activism during her husband's presidency. In fact, both Ronald and Nancy Reagan came under fire for ignoring the crisis and having staffers who laughed at its existence. The former first lady reportedly even turned down a request from her friend, AIDS-stricken movie star Rock Hudson, after he asked her for help getting treatment in France that was not available in the United States. Clinton's misstep came during an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell in Simi Valley, California, where Nancy Reagan's funeral took place earlier this year. After her error, Clinton said sorry in a statement posted on Twitter.