Bernie Sanders hit Hillary pretty hard over her $200,000 an hour speaking fees on Wall Street. What did she say in those speeches that was worth so much to hear an old lady talk?
So Hillary went on her brother by another mother’s “news” show, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, to clear things up.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So, you know, we just showed that ad from Senator Sanders focusing on the speaking fees right there in New York on fundraisers in California.
Are you worried that those issues are giving him the ammunition he needs to take you on and to take you down?
CLINTON: No, I’m not, George. Um, you know, he knows very well that I have been supporting the fight for 15, that the whole movement behind fight for 15 that is really fueled by unions and activists, have actually endorsed me.
Oh, well that should do it. Never mind. Clinton wins the nomination anyway. That and all the super delegates is all she needs. Lest we forget, the main reason Trump isn’t running for the Democratic nomination because in THAT party, the fix is really in. The party of Kennedy ensures that you can win every primary and still lose. Trump knows which party is truly rigged and which one isn’t.
But back to Clinton and her $200,000/hour kibbitzing sessions.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That also — that ad also does hit, though, those speaking fees that you’ve had to deal with so many times and the question of whether or not you’re going to release the transcripts.
Even your strong supporter, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand here in New York, says you should release those transcripts. You said you did it when everybody else does.
But what is the concern, that releasing those speeches would show you praising Wall Street?
CLINTON: No, I don’t have any concerns like that. I’m just concerned about a constantly changing set of standards for everybody else but me.
You know, we have certain expectations when you run for president, one of which is rules all of your tax returns, ever since you’ve been in public life. That’s what I’ve done and 33 years of them are in the public domain, eight years are on my Web site.
Now, all of a sudden, there is a new standard. And I’ve said when it applies to everybody, you bet. I will meet that standard, as well.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But not until then, even though Senator Gillibrand said you will release them?
CLINTON: Well, in accordance with the standard that I’ve set, I absolutely will do. I will do that. I’ve said that repeatedly.
Who else in the race, in either party, gives $200,000 an hour speeches? She’s saying she’ll release her transcripts when she Herself releases her transcripts. Clinton sets the standard, then she breaks the standard, then she pledges to keep the standard she broke. Doublespeak is not really her first language, like it is with Bill.
And let’s not forget Trump’s new nickname for Hillary.
Crooked Hillary Clinton is spending a fortune on ads against me. I am the one person she doesn't want to run against. Will be such fun!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2016
I’m good giving credit where it’s due. Trump got this one right. He nailed it in fact. “Crooked Hillary” is perfect. Hillary said she doesn’t respond to Donald Trump and “his string of insults.”
“He can say whatever he wants to say about me. I really could care less,” she added.
How true. Hillary knows that should Trump become the nominee, she can coast to an easy victory. All she has to do is shut up and let Donald talk.