Clinton Speaking Tour Flops As They ‘Bash Trump’ To Half-Empty Arena
Bill and Hillary Clinton launch their doomed13-city paid speaking tour
It's not been a good year for the Clintons, not only have the donations to their foundation dried up, but it seems their last-ditch attempt to hold on to any influence has slipped through their fingers
Bill and Hillary Clinton began their 13-city paid speaking tour in a Canadian hockey arena, which saw banks of empty seats signifying the accurate scale of their demise.
Of course, the fading power couple used the stage to 'bash Donald Trump,' accusing him of joining a Saudi 'cover-up,' conveniently forgetting Clinton was in full knowledge that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a full year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.
They then spoke on issues like the midterm elections, the Iran deal, and the murder of Saudi dissident Khashoggi, but failed to get such a response from the audience.
"What makes this so troubling is how much commercial interest both the president's family and business and his son in law's family and business have with the kingdom," said Hillary Clinton.
The Clintons were also interviewed by Canadian politician and donor Frank McKenna, the Deputy Chair TD Bank Group.
"It seems almost offensive to ask you but why does Putin hate you so much?" he asked the former first lady.
|'You seem like a very nice person," he quipped.
'I think he saw me as someone who had stood up to him and would stand up to him,' Clinton returned.
Bill Clinton quickly added that he thought the U.S. had 'compromised' its moral leadership in the world under Trump.
"We got a chance to become a democracy again and reclaim a debate," adding that there were "Republicans of goodwill who don't want to make America a single homogenous authoritarian country. We got a chance to have a debate again now," he said.
"All the rhetoric was just for consumption, it was just rhetoric. And we did some real damage I'm afraid to our relationship and if we did I ask for your forbearance because we do love you, most of us, in America," said Clinton.
McKenna launched the event by addressing the elephant in the room.
"Is that because you guys just want to hang out together or are it because you’re testing the waters for a run of being president of the United States?" he asked.
"Frank I’m thinking about standing for parliament here in Canada," Hillary responded.
"We love coming as often as we can and we’re starting the tour right here in Toronto,' she said.
Hillary then began to accuse Trump of a 'coverup' regarding the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
"We have a president who is the part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered," said Hillary Clinton.
"We have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal, commercial interests,' she continued. She said there is perpetually a 'balancing act' of opposing interests in diplomacy, but said:
"What's unique about what's going on now is there isn't any balancing going on."
'What makes this so troubling is how much commercial interest both the president’s family and business and his son in law’s family and business have with the kingdom,' Clinton continued, referencing Jared Kushner.
Its fair to say the Clintons no longer have much ammunition against Trump, the speaking tour has highlighted a desperate move to reclaim any political influence, which has failed so spectacularly.
The only thing they can do now is to accept defeat and allow Trump to do his job as President of the United States.