Moderator Don Lemon noted she hadn’t answered her questioner directly, leading Klobuchar to say, “No, I am not for free, four-year college for all.” The CNN camera showed Sinclar-Wingate looking unhappy with her answer.

“If I was a magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it, I would,” Klobuchar said. “I’m just trying to find a mix of incentives and make sure kids that are in need—that’s why I talked about expanding Pell grants—can go to college and be able to afford it and make sure that people that can afford it are able to pay.

“We’re on a college campus so you know many of the questions—” Lemon said, before Klobuchar cut over him.

“I know that, but I’ve got to tell the truth,” she said.