A meme on 9gag says:

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"He [Trump] doesn't think women deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men."

Hillary Clinton 09/26/2016

Is this true that Clinton actually said that?

May I know what's her motive of saying that? I mean the claim make it looks like Hillary is against free market meritocracy for example. Is it what she really means?

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    Did you try Googling this? Both the Clinton and Trump quotes are pretty widely reported. Oct 13, 2016 at 14:22
  • I couldn't find it
    – user21795
    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:51
  • I rolled back some edits that asked for an explanation of Clinton's policy position on equal rights. This is off-topic here, because it isn't about a specific claim. Try Politics.SE.
    – Oddthinking
    Oct 15, 2016 at 15:21
  • I've put this question on hold to spot the edit war. The additional questions being added are not part of a claim and are not on-topic.
    – Oddthinking
    Oct 16, 2016 at 3:19

1 Answer 1


The first Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate on 26 September 2016 was widely watched and reported.

The Washington Post provided a transcript:

CLINTON: You know, he tried to switch from looks to stamina. But this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said...

TRUMP: I never said that.

CLINTON: .... women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men.

TRUMP: I didn't say that.

So the meme is not word for word accurate, but approximates what Clinton said in the debate.

The context behind the quote is provided by FactCheck (via their fact checking on the debate).

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    It is not only for word inaccurate, it completely misrepresents what she has said by omitting the "(...) as if we aren’t already." part.
    – tomasz
    Oct 13, 2016 at 18:43
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    @tomasz while I agree that's probably what she meant, I'm not seeing that in the transcript.
    – Tin Wizard
    Oct 13, 2016 at 19:21
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    @tomasz Ohhh, you're referring to when she said something similar in a speech on June 21st (not the debate on Sep. 26) that could also be used as the source of the quote. Oct 13, 2016 at 19:43
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    Ah, if she had intended to continue with "...as if we weren't already", her quote would make much more sense.
    – BradC
    Oct 13, 2016 at 21:02
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    This is not a meme. It's an image with some text on it. A meme would be like a running gag of sorts.
    – mike3996
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:26

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