America Rising Adds Clinton’s 9/11 Wall Street Whopper To Her “Top Lies & Exaggerations”
During Saturday’s Democratic Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was at it again. Not content to tell one whopper in a week, she had the gall to claim that she was Wall Street’s #1 recipient of campaign contributions because of 9/11. As the Washington Post highlighted, Clinton “should have had one of those well-rehearsed responses prepared when the issue of campaign donations from Wall Street arose,” yet her response was “was bad. Very, very bad.” Others called it a “cheap political trick” and an answer that will “haunt Clinton”.
Clinton’s lie was so egregious that even the New York Times editorial board got in on the action, saying her statement linking campaign contributions to 9/11 was a “cynical move” that showed her “complacent” campaigning.
With this latest whopper added to the list below, Hillary Clinton’s march away from the truth continues.
Clinton Claim 1: During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Clinton claimed she landed in Bosnia “under sniper fire” during the 1990s.
The Facts: Videos uncovered of then-First Lady Clinton’s arrival in Bosnia showed “a calm scene without any obvious danger”.
Clinton Claim 2: In an interview, Clinton stated that she “came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt”.
The Facts: PolitiFact rated Hillary Clinton’s claim “Mostly False” that she was “dead broke” when she left the White House.
Clinton Claim 3: Secretary Clinton claimed her e-mail server set up was in “accordance with the rules and the regulations in effect.”
The Facts: Federal Judge: Hillary Clinton “violated government policy” when she used a private server to store official State Department messages.
Clinton Claim 4: When talking about immigrant stories, Clinton asserted that “all my grandparents… came over here.”
The Facts: PolitiFact says its “very clear” that Clinton’s claim is “False”. In truth, only one of Clinton’s grandparents immigrated to America.
Clinton Claim 5: Secretary Clinton emphasized the famous Situation Room Bin Laden photo captured her reacting to the helicopter crash.
The Facts: In actuality, Secretary Clinton believes “preventing… early spring allergic coughs”, not the helicopter crash, are responsible for her reaction in the photo.
Clinton Claim 6: Passing DOMA was a “defensive action” to prevent further action against same-sex marriage.
The Facts: Independent observers say that “any fair historical analysis” shows DOMA to be “a campaign tactic” by the Clintons.
Clinton Claim 7: Hillary Clinton claims concern over the cost of college is the impetus for her college affordability plan.
The Facts: While Secretary Clinton claims she has a plan to lower college costs, her family has “received millions” from universities across the country.
Clinton Claim 8: Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said they will go carbon neutral.
Clinton Claim 9: In an interview, Hillary Clinton declared that the Veterans Affairs scandals are not “as widespread as its been made out to be”.
The Facts: Clinton’s campaign was forced to immediately walk back the statement.
Clinton Claim 10: In response to questions about her tenure at State, Hillary Clinton claimed that there was “a long list” of her accomplishments.
The Facts: Given multiple chances, Secretary Clinton has been unable to name a “marquee” or “proudest” achievement from her four years as Secretary of State. Finally giving her something in common with Iowa voters.
Clinton Claim 11: Clinton claimed that Wall Street supports her with massive campaign contributions because of 9/11.
The Facts: Clinton’s campaign had to immediately “clarify” what Clinton had said about 9/11 and Wall Street after the debate.