Hillary Clinton reportedly asked wealthy donors and Wall Street executives in the Hamptons how she could best discuss “income inequality” in a potential presidential campaign.
According to a report in The New York Times, Clinton “spent August in the Hamptons, a working vacation that gave her plenty of time to interact with donors,” Washington lobbyists, hedge fund managers, and other one-percenters. She reportedly asked them “about how to tackle income inequality without alienating businesses or castigating the wealthy.”
Clinton, who was ridiculed for saying that she was “dead broke” after leaving the White House, still does not have the hearts of the progressive activists who loathe her husband’s centrist economic team. That is why many are urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to challenge Clinton from the left.
But Clinton, who returned to Iowa for Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Steak Fry for the first time since 2008, is reportedly not planning to move as much to the left on income inequality as the left-wing base may want. She reportedly asked Wall Street executives about Obama’s desire to eliminate inversions, and her message, should she run, “would likely be less populist and more pro-growth, less about inversions and more about corporate tax reform, less about raising the minimum wage and more long-term job creation,” according to the Times report that cited “two people with firsthand knowledge of the discussions.”