Despite the initial objections of some of Hillary Clinton’s advisers, Bill Clinton will appear with Hillary Clinton when she officially kicks off her presidential campaign Saturday on New York’s Roosevelt Island.
Hillary Clinton’s advisers have been worried about the “unnecessary baggage” that Clinton brings to the campaign, but, according to a New York Times report, Bill Clinton will appear at the rally along with Chelsea Clinton. It will be the family’s first joint appearance since Clinton announced her candidacy in April with a YouTube video that left out her husband.
As Breitbart News noted, during Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 White House run, her “aides were worried that rumors of Bill Clinton’s numerous alleged hook-ups and affairs would undermine her campaign and remind voters of Monica Lewinsky, the blue dress, and impeachment.” The New York Post reported at the time that a former Clinton aide worried that Bill Clinton’s “seedy social circle” would be “radioactive.” In the Observer, Ken Silverstein recently wrote that during this election cycle, Bill Clinton’s ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein could “derail” Hillary Clinton’s White House run.
Bill Clinton has already been a distraction during Hillary Clinton’s soft launch because of the scandals surrounding his exorbitant speaking fees that corporations and foreign governments that had business before Hillary’s State Department paid him. Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer exposed many of those deals in his blockbuster and best-selling book, Clinton Cash. After initially saying that he would continue to give paid speeches because “I gotta pay our bills,” Bill Clinton told Bloomberg this week that he would stop giving paid speeches if his wife is elected to the White House.