November 16, 2015

Ripped From The Headlines: Clinton’s 9/11 Wall Street Defense

At Saturday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton was pressed by her rivals and debate moderator, CBS News’ John Dickerson, about her close relationship to Wall Street and whether Clinton could be the Democrats’ best candidate to “take on” Wall Street. Clinton has raised more campaign cash from Wall Street than any other candidate running for president.

She defended her close ties to Wall Street by citing the terrorist attacks of September 11 to explain why her campaign has raised millions from the nation’s biggest banks:

“So, I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11, when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in Downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild. …”

Criticism of Clinton’s bizarre response was far and wide:

The Washington Post

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Yahoo! Politics

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The New York Times

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The Hill

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Reuters

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Bloomberg

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