At her first public event on New York City’s Roosevelt Island Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a remark that could come back to haunt her for a long time.
Roughly 30 minutes into the speech, Clinton said: “We have to stop the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political process, and drowning out the voices of our people.”
But CNN’s senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar, who was covering the Clinton event, noted the remark could have dire consequences:
That last thing she talked about, the unaccountable money, this is really the one, not the one, but an issue that could cause some problems for her, Fred, because there are polls lately, this is a difficult spot for Hillary Clinton, something she needs to deal with, showing that a lot of Americans think that she’s not trustworthy, and honest, and part of that is certainly coming from all of this coverage of the Clinton Foundation, the donations that the Clinton Foundation has gotten.
Clinton is already having problems earning Americans’ trust. A CNN/ORC poll released June 2 showed that 50 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the former secretary of state– and 57 percent find her untrustworthy.
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The Democratic presidential candidate has been ensconced in several scandals including one involving lost emails on a personal server during her time at Foggy Bottom, along with questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. There has also been an ongoing investigation into the 2012 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
On top of that, the former first lady has been less than friendly with the media. As Mediaite noted, The Daily Mail’s David Martosko was barred as Monday’s pool reporter for Clinton’s campaign bus, igniting outrage among political journalists.
h/t: IJ Review
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