Hillary's New Opponent: NYC Subway Turnstile

It took her 5 tries to swipe her way through
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2016 2:02 PM CDT

If Hillary Clinton's going to win over New Yorkers before the state's April 19 primary, first she's got to prove she can master the NYC subway system. And she had a little trouble Thursday in the Bronx when, just like nearly every other Big Apple commuter has experienced, she tried to swipe her MetroCard to get through a turnstile and failed not once, but four times, reports BuzzFeed. The site has an animated GIF display of Clinton's persistence in all of her in-vain attempts, finally making it through on the fifth swipe.

But as Politico points out, Bernie Sanders doesn't exactly have this in the bag, either. When he sat down with the New York Daily News on Friday, his interrogators asked him if he knew how to ride the subway. The Brooklyn native seemed confused as to what the reporter meant at first, then replied, "You get a token and you get in." (Tokens were discontinued in 2003.) When he was told he was wrong, he recovered with: "You jump over the turnstile." (Too bad Hillary wasn't on the subway when Improv Everywhere pulled off its latest prank.)

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