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From 'dead broke' to not 'truly well off,' Hillary's choice of words again cause backlash



Hillary Clinton is again being criticized for her choice of words during a book tour interview with The Guardian published Saturday.

In a third attempt to explain away the 'dead broke' comment that started it all, she suggested that she was unlike others out there who were 'truly well off.'

A recap of Clinton's post-'dead broke' attempts at explanation:

Attempt 1 - Clinton chats with Robin Roberts on ABC, during which she attempted to relay that her family has been through similar financial challenges to those of the average American:

"We understand what that [sic] struggles I, because we had student debts, both of us, we had to pay off," Clinton told ABC's Robin Roberts. "I had a couple of jobs in law school. He had a lot of jobs. We have a life experiences that's clearly different in very dramatic ways from many Americans, but also we have gone through some of the same challenges as many people have."

Attempt 2 - Clinton chats with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a long-time friend, who sets her up with another chance to explain:

"Dead broke," Emanuel said to Clinton. "Really?"

Clinton: "That may have not been the most artful way of saying that Bill and I have gone through a lot of different phases in our lives. That was then, this is now. Obviously, we are very fortunate. We've been given great opportunities," Clinton said.

Attempt 3: The most recent interview with The Guardian, part of her book tour, during which many believe she had to have known she would be questioned on the topic of her wealth.

Clinton: "But they don't see me as part of the problem,' she protests, 'because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work,' she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful."

Many American voters can see that Clinton has had certain familiar financial setbacks. What's unclear to Americans is which class she believes her setbacks are akin to.


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Jay June 24 2014 at 6:53 AM

she lies and lies. Just like Obama.

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b740g June 24 2014 at 6:58 AM

Killary wouldn't know the truth if it Bit her.

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Janie June 24 2014 at 7:09 AM

Livin' in a fantasy world...one lie after another.

Let's hope the people of this country are fed up enough with "change" and are ready to get us back to America! Two more years to survive...here's hoping we can.

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cenflow June 24 2014 at 7:23 AM

Her and her phoney southern accent she used years ago at a speaking engagement somewhere in the south years ago told me all I needed to know about this woman!
And to this day, she refuses to take full responsibility for her Benghazi blunder.
She is just about one of the worst candidates for President that I can think of and yet there are morons out there that will support her. Unreal - no wonder our contry is going into the toilet. Het my fellow Americans - WAKE UP or don't vote!

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lightninbob1 June 24 2014 at 7:00 AM

Typical lying liberal.

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shrinepres June 24 2014 at 7:24 AM

one of the best liars in the world. Only surpassed by Obama

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texastotenmom June 24 2014 at 7:11 AM

hillary benghazi n impeached slick willy clintoon with their 10 houses been robbing all the american people for years now n the only ones that are "DEAD BROKE" are the 4 americans in she turned her back on in benghazi that were slaughtered n burnt to death~THOSE 4 AMERICANS ARE "DEAD" BROKE. !!!

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thomastthomasone June 24 2014 at 7:20 AM

Hillary Clinton for president would be a joke if there were not so many fickle voters out there that actually make it a possibility that it could happen! Look what occurred twice with this socialist/communist now in office!

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swanderman June 24 2014 at 7:25 AM

Anyone foolish enough to believe anything that this serial liar says, had better read this:
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/clinton-watergate.htm#.U6lfYBzSRFJ

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Sabot swanderman June 24 2014 at 8:44 AM

Far worse than Nixon, and it goes way back to Arkansas, dead bodies, legal scrapes, philandering husband, carpetbagger elections, sniper tours, totally missed Arab Spring! She wil go down as worse than Obama who is actually worse than Jimmie Casrter!

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eaglephoenix2 June 24 2014 at 7:55 AM

Don't question this woman who has clearly put up with so much. We've all seen her shuffling about in threadbare pantssuits, run down shoes and fly away hair and chipped nails.. She has often taken public transportation and endured the sweat and grime of the subway and struggled to keep her house clean. Its a shame to slam this woman who can hardly pay the mortgages!

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vancecline eaglephoenix2 June 24 2014 at 8:19 AM

This part is true. She seldom looked anything but an ordinary Walmart shopper. "Don't question this woman who has clearly put up with so much. We've all seen her shuffling about in threadbare pantsuits, run down shoes and fly away hair and chipped nails.. "

This second part "She has often taken public transportation and endured the sweat and grime of the subway and struggled to keep her house clean. Its a shame to slam this woman who can hardly pay the mortgages!" I can only hope is sarcasm since I doubt Hillary has ever done ANY of those things. A pathetic example of politicians in this country.

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