MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton during an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday.
Mitchell told host David Gregory that Clinton is "rusty" and "out of touch," to judge by recent comments the former secretary of state made during her ongoing book tour.
"She is a little bit out of touch," Mitchell said, "despite all of her work and all of her connection to hardworking people in the middle class."
Mitchell's criticism is a response to recent comments Clinton made to ABC's Diane Sawyer that her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2000. Those remarks have made Clinton the target of tough media criticism this month, in which Mitchell is now the latest participant.
"It's a little bit of lack of self-awareness when she talks about being dead broke and she then tried to fix it, but still not getting the language, you know, politically correct," Mitchell said.
Mitchell may have been referring to Clinton's later statement that calling herself "dead broke" "may have not been the most artful way of saying that Bill and I have gone through a lot of different phases in our lives."
In an exclusive interview that also aired Sunday, Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, sat down with Gregory and defended his wife's claims about the family's financial situation, stating that they were indeed millions of dollars in debt at the time. He also argued that Clinton has a record of supporting middle- to low-income Americans.
"She's not out of touch," he said. "She advocated and worked as a senator for things that were good for ordinary people."
Watch the video above for a clip from "Meet The Press."
(h/t: Real Clear Politics)