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Old controversies get dug up like buried treasure as the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump intensifies. While the Donald simply shrugs them off with his incredible ego, Mrs. Clinton seems to be having a hard time coping with past mistakes.
Nurses Are Overpaid Maids
This rumor traces its roots in the early days of her days in the White House. Not long after her husband was elected president, Clinton allegedly called nurses “overpaid maids” and “glorified babysitters.”
While Snopes revealed that no significant evidence has been presented to support the allegations, the rumor has persisted through the years. It has proved to be a blight in her presidential bid back in 2008 the same way it does now.
African-American Youth Are Superpredators
This quote is unfortunately not a rumor as a video of her 1996 speech has been irrefutable proof of its validity. It should be noted though that this was uttered back in the 1990s when the government took a tough stance on crime.
However, this quote has served as a weapon to use against Hillary Clinton time and time again. This one condescending remark has been used to alienate the African-American community from her, a demographic that has hugely favored Democrats over Republicans.
According to TIME, she has since apologized for the remark back in February. Still it has once again resurfaced and Trump has been using it to degrade her image once more.
It’s Not Corporations And Businesses That Create Jobs
This was uttered back in 2014 during a speech to a crowd in Massachusetts. Hillary told the audience “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
According to the Gateway Pundit, Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Democrat who supported the notion was also present during the speech. Clinton praised the senator saying “I love watching Elizabeth give it to those who deserve to get it.”
Considering that Bernie Sanders accused her of being funded by Wall Street, such comments would be shocking to most. In a country now polarized between races and wealth, pandering to both sides will require some serious talents.
My Husband May Have His Faults, But He Has Never Lied To Me
Lies and the Clintons seem to go like peanut butter and jelly, except that it shouldn’t. At least that’s what the Republicans and Trump want you to think of them.
Quoted from Kim Eisler’s “Masters of the Game: Inside the World’s Most Powerful Law Firm,” the statement was very much proven false by Bill Clinton’s conduct.
But are accusations of dishonesty against the Clintons something that the Democratic nominee should worry about? During the RNC, Pat Smith, mother of one of the Benghazi victims outright called Mrs. Clinton a liar, which was applauded by the audience.
Perhaps, it should be, especially now that transparency is a quality most American voters look into. With a little more than two months to go before the nation decides, it’s up to Hillary Clinton iron things out. This is unless she wants to be roasted by Trump in the upcoming debates.