The panel on Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her latest remarks on her wealth. The show reported that “multiple Obama campaign advisers say they’re concerned about a repeat of 2012 when Republican Mitt Romney was seen as someone who could not relate to the middle class,” and quoted the former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, who said “I don’t know whether it’s just that she’s been madam secretary for so long, but she is generating an imperial image. She’s been living 30, going on 40 years with somebody bringing your coffee to you every morning. Is it more ‘Downton Abbey’ than it is America?”
Time magazine’s Mark Halperin added that Clinton’s wealth and inability to respond to questions about it, “is one of her big vulnerabilities in terms of her image.” Bloomberg’s Al Hunt argued Clinton was “absolutely tone deaf on this. We’ve seen it repeatedly now.” Hunt also said that Clinton’s claims that she and her husband were not very wealthy, or that they didn’t take advantage of any legal benefits to earn their wealth were untrue.
(h/t RNC Research)
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