While you were watching an endless loop of Donald Trump from 2005, the Clinton campaign (Washington Post, et. al), quietly reported on Wikileaks’ latest release of Hillary’s secrets and lies.
Wikileaks’ strikes again. Not that you’ve heard much about it…
From Business Insider:
In private speeches she gave to banks, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton seems to have expressed a stance on trade that differs from what she’s said publicly during the campaign cycle.
Emails posted by WikiLeaks on Friday include partial transcripts from speeches that the Clinton campaign has previously refused to release.
In one speech she gave to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she advocated for “open trade and open borders.” (emphasis mine)
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,” Clinton said.
In the same speech, she also said the US needs “a concerted plan to increase trade already under the current circumstances.”
The Clinton campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails but did not question their contents.
The speech excerpts were included in an email from Tony Carrk, research director for the Clinton campaign, that was sent to other campaign officials, including chairman John Podesta and communications director Jennifer Palmieri.
Wait–2013? That’s not news! We’re looking for information about what happened in the 1990’s! You know like Donald Trump talking in a private conversation with some “Entertainment Tonight” host, or Donald Trump saying that some former beauty queen who gained 50 lbs is fat–important stuff like that.
Hillary was also very candid about the need to say one thing for the cameras and another thing behind closed doors, a skill that I think we all can agree she has mastered beautifully.
In another private speech mentioned in the Carrk email, Clinton said it’s important to have both a “public” and “private” position on certain issues.
“If everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least,” she said. “So, you need both a public and a private position. ”
She also appeared to express concern about how her positions appear politically.
“You just have to sort of figure out how to — getting back to that word, ‘balance’ — how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that’s not just a comment about today,” she said.
Later in the same speech, she said: “Politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be.”
But in the 1990’s, Donald Trump acted like a crude boor who talks like a frat boy when he doesn’t know people are listening. Or something.