Kellyanne Conway: Hillary Is ‘Corporate America’s Sweetheart’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway discussed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s ties to corporate America.

Conway referred to Clinton as “corporate America’s sweetheart,” noting her associations to K Street lobbyists tied to corporations.

Partial transcript as follows:

MATTHEWS: Kellyanne?

CONWAY: I think they`re exceedingly cautious.

They also are not used to be courted by the likes of Donald Trump. So, for example, Hillary Clinton, the ultimate politician, ultimate insider, former first lady, secretary of state, U.S. senator, now running for president for a second time, she and people associated with her have been to K Street lobbying the political arms of these corporations.

She has given — she gave 92 speeches, got $21.5 million from corporate America. She is corporate America’s sweetheart. And so Donald Trump hasn’t gone to corporate America and lobbied them and asked for favors.

MATTHEWS: Did you memorize all that?


CONWAY: No, of course not.


MATTHEWS: Did you know? You just went through her resume.

CONWAY: You know better than that.

MATTHEWS: You mummified her. You mummified her. You made her so much a part of the establishment, you had her — oh, it was unbelievable, what you did there. You made her like so tied in that she will never get untied.

CONWAY: It`s the South Jersey-Philly thing, Chris. You know how we are.

MATTHEWS: I think you’re good at it.

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