Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried on Sunday to project herself as a stable presidential candidate to the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in her first verbal response to the U.K. voters’ decision to leave the European Union.
Clinton attempted to paint herself as a “steady, experienced” leader over GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, being careful not to specifically name the populist Republican to the group gathered in Indianapolis, according to CNN. Suggesting she is the woman for the job, Clinton proposed that America needs leaders “who understand how to work with other leaders to manage risks, who understand that bombastic comments in turbulent times can actually cause more turbulence and who put the interests of the American people ahead of their personal business interests.”
Political scandals asserting underhanded financial dealings continue to plague candidate Clinton herself. In addition to the FBI investigation into her use of an unsecured email server to transmit highly sensitive national security information, Clinton has been marked for her own financial benefits enjoyed during her time in public office.
Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash exposed many of the fissures in the integrity of Clinton’s dealings.
The International Business Times reported that “under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data.”
The former secretary of state’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, was given $500,000 for a speech in Moscow that a Kremlin-backed bank paid for while Mrs. Clinton served as secretary.
The New York Times ran an in depth report of uranium executives who donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Those donors were involved in the Russian Government’s purchase of Uranium One, which transferred 20 percent of America’s uranium to Russian control. Clinton’s State Department was among nine agencies that approved the sale.
L.A. Times reporter Mike Memoli tweeted about Clinton’s Sunday post-Brexit remarks:
.@HillaryClinton now addressing Brexit for first time in person. Notes Americans lost $100B from 401ks after vote
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 26, 2016
Clinton attempted to gain political advantage over Trump for his statements from the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland the day following the U.K. vote to leave the EU. He stated that when the British pound goes down, more people would travel to Turnberry, suggesting that more Americans would come to Scotland to spend money. An argument could be made that his statement suggests that American tourism dollars will be brought to Scotland with the currency fluctuation.
On Sunday, Trump fired back at Clinton on Twitter for a campaign ad slamming the Brexit statements he made in Scotland after the vote results:
Crooked Hillary Clinton, who called BREXIT 100% wrong (along with Obama), is now spending Wall Street money on an ad on my correct call.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton joined President Barack Obama in pushing the U.K. to remain in the EU. Trump had expressed support ahead of the vote for the country leaving the behemoth regulatory body.
Follow Michelle Moons on Twitter @MichelleDiana.