Clinton seeks to contain millennial damage
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE on Monday sought to stem the damage among millennial voters after a flurry of controversy about young women and their support for Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWorld leaders reach agreement on trade deal without United States: report Sanders on Brazile revelations: DNC needs ‘far more transparency’ Sen. Warren sold out the DNC MORE

Clinton spoke directly to young people while campaigning in New Hampshire, thanking them for being involved in the election — no matter which candidate they support.

"To all the young people that are supporting me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart," she said. "And to all the young people who are supporting my opponent, I thank you too." 

"I thank you for being a part of this process, for understanding the importance of getting involved in the politics of America if you want the future you deserve, and I will say this to them: You may not support me now but I will always support you, " she said.

Sanders has a double-digit lead among millennial voters in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, including among young women — a statistic that has angered some prominent Clinton supporters. 

Over the weekend, former secretary of State Madeleine Albright said "there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” as she campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

But the biggest controversy was generated by the feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem, who suggested that young women are supporting Sanders to meet men. 

“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’" Steinem said. She later issued an apology.

Clinton on Monday said she understands the frustration among young people, but said much of the  "anger, the insecurity, the fear and the worry" that they feel stems from the George W. Bush administration. 

"It is no wonder that so many of them are saying, we're better than this," she said. 

She vowed to take steps to strengthen the economy and make education affordable. 

She focused on the future for much of the speech, asking the audience to imagine an economy where incomes rise and are not stagnant.

At the end of her speech, Clinton talked about Wall Street, saying she's been speaking out against and working to rein in powerful forces for many years.

"If Wall Street were so interested in supporting Democrats like the President and like me for their own reasons, why are they spending $6 million trying to defeat me in this primary?" she asked the audience.

"Ill tell you why," she said. "I haven't just talked. I haven't just given speeches, I've introduced legislation. I've called them out...They know where I stand because I've always stood there.”

She said like President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' MORE, she has donations, but that doesn't change her views. She added that Sanders has taken $200,000 from Wall Street through the Democratic Senatorial Committee.

"There was nothing wrong with that. It didn't change his view," she said.

"Well, it didn't change my view or my vote, either." 

This story was updated at 7:16 p.m.