Hillary Clinton recently claimed that when husband Bill left the Oval Office the couple was “dead broke.” That claim was widely mocked, and Hillary has switched to something that sounds equally unconvincing:
Oy Vey of the Day: Worth 9-figures, Hillary Clinton Says She Isn't 'Truly Well Off' http://t.co/R31IWmu5z0
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) June 22, 2014
Yes, Hillary really said that. In an interview with The Guardian, Clinton, addressing a question about how the couple’s reported $100 million-plus income since leaving the White House might mix with rhetoric about income inequality, said the following:
“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter.
Hillary is still “down with the struggle,” except at a slightly higher level than most.
@caroljsroth It's like she's trying to sabotage herself with statements like this and "…we were broke…"
— Edward M. Hanlon (@edwardmhanlon) June 22, 2014
How can this highly intelligent person with decades of media dealing be so tone-deaf talking about her money? http://t.co/gY7LHUGsHH
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) June 22, 2014
Someone ask Hillary what number she puts on being "truly well-off?"
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) June 22, 2014
When I grow-up I wanna not be "well-off" like Hillary.
— Red Pickle (@redsoutrage) June 22, 2014
Boy do I wish I were as not well off as the Clintons http://t.co/GBb7BQAlma
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 22, 2014
Hillary Clinton said she isn't "truly well off." Because being the richest living first family means its a hard knock life yo.
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) June 22, 2014
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) June 22, 2014
Possible preview of a coming fact check:
WaPo Fact Checker gives Hillary's "not truly well off" claim 4 Rafalcas.
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) June 22, 2014