WIKILEAKS: During Wall Street Speech In 2013, Hillary Clinton Says She Wants To See Candidates EXACTLY Like Donald Trump
Before running against billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump for the presidency, Hillary Clinton was singing the praises of candidates much like the current Republican presidential candidate. The former secretary of state told her audience at a private Wall Street speech that she wanted to see more successful business people run for office because they “can’t be bought.”
During a paid speech at the Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit on October 29, 2013, an attendee addressed Clinton as “Madame President,” and asked her, “My question is, as entrepreneurs, we risk a lot. And Mike Bloomberg had 30 billion other reasons than to take office. Do we need a wholesale change in Washington that has more to do with people that don’t need the job than have the job?”
“That’s a really interesting question. You know, I would like to see more successful business people run for office. I really would like to see that because I do think, you know, you don’t have to have 30 billion, but you have a certain level of freedom. And there’s that memorable phrase from a former member of the Senate: You can be maybe rented but never bought. And I think it’s important to have people with those experiences. And especially now, because many of you in this room are on the cutting edge of technology or health care or some other segment of the economy, so you are people who look over the horizon. And coming into public life and bringing that perspective as well as the success and the insulation that success gives you could really help in a lot of our political situations right now.”
It appears that Clinton’s wishes came true. Trump, a business person with no political experience running on a campaign of being too rich to be bought out, rather easily dismantled his 16 opponents in the Republican primaries and is challenging Hillary in the 2016 presidential election. In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Clinton leads Trump by a slim margin, 47-43 percent among likely voters. This comes despite the whirlwind of sexual assault accusations and lewd audio recordings.
The moral of the story is watch what you wish for because you just might get it.