It may be the most ironic campaign commercial ever aired.
A new Hillary Clinton ad features some of her rival Donald Trump’s most embarrassing verbal gaffes. It’s followed by a message that our children are watching, and that our president should be a role model.
But while Clinton tries to paint herself as a modern-day Mother Teresa, the fact is her political career has been filled with scandal and embarrassment. And she is one of the most corrupt individuals to ever seek the White House.
Here are 12 incidents that prove Clinton is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief:
#12 She lied about mishandling classified emails
Let’s start with the one that’s fresh in everyone’s minds. FBI Director James Comey acknowledged that Hillary Clinton was lying when she said she never sent or received classified emails on her private server while secretary of state. But Clinton STILL won’t admit she didn’t tell the truth. It’s no wonder two-thirds of voters say they don’t trust her.
#11 Clinton and pals helped rig the 2016 primaries
Leaked emails show that the Democratic National Committee stacked the deck against Clinton challenger Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries. But to suggest Clinton was unaware of these efforts — and that they weren’t coordinated with her campaign — is laughable. That’s especially true given that the ousted leader of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, served as the co-chair of Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid.
#10 Criminals have been lining Clinton’s pockets for years
Norman Hsu, who spent years on the lam and was ultimately sent to jail for running a pyramid scheme, was a major fundraising “bundler” for Clinton’s 2008 campaign. His indictment said he defrauded investors out of at least $20 million. Clinton also has been photographed hobnobbing with Jorge Cabrera, a convicted Miami drug smuggler who donated thousands to Democratic causes.
#9 Domestic abuse charges have haunted Clinton since the 1990s
At least three books written by reputable authors with access to White House staff include frightening accounts of Clinton physically abusing her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during his time in office. The stories include black eyes, thrown books and ashtrays and slaps across the face (for a full accounting, click here). Because of a double standard when women are the accused abusers, Hillary Clinton has largely escaped scrutiny on these allegations.
#8 Clinton was caught red-handed “stealing valor”
Clinton has told the story of landing in Bosnia under sniper fire while First Lady in 1996. But video from the event proved the entire story was fabricated. Military members in particular consider this type of “stolen valor” to be a disgusting and intolerable offense. Even the liberal Washington Post gave Clinton’s claim “four Pinocchios,” its worst rating for lies.
#7 The Clintons looted the White House in 2001
When Hillary and Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, they apparently had sticky fingers and snagged numerous items that didn’t belong to them. They eventually had to reimburse the federal government $86,000 for property they took, and returned another $48,000 worth of items. This is often cited as one of the most glaring examples of Clinton entitlement.
#6 A champion for women? Not exactly
Paula Jones, who reached an $850,000 out-of-court settlement with former President Bill Clinton over sexual harassment claims, said she believed Hillary was aware of the harassment and did nothing. Hillary Clinton has failed to stand up for her husband’s many victims, instead dismissing them as part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” To this day, despite overwhelming evidence and even admissions in the case of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she refuses to admit her husband has abused women.
#5 Clinton lied about Benghazi — and blamed the families
Who can forget how Clinton tried to hide that the 2012 attacks on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya were well-coordinated and linked to terror? And when Benghazi victims’ families came forward and recounted false statements Clinton made to them, she said they were all suffering from faulty memories. It’s no wonder Benghazi parents and widows say they’d like to see Clinton behind bars.
#4 The shameful Vince Foster cover-up
While there have been numerous attempts to link Clinton to White House attorney Vince Foster’s suicide in 1993, one thing is clear — a massive cover-up occurred. A Secret Service agent claims that on the night of Foster’s death, a top aide for Hillary Clinton removed files from Foster’s office. There was such strong evidence of a cover-up that a lead investigator on the Foster case resigned in protest.
#3 Clinton’s fingerprints were all over Travelgate
Seven employees of the White House Travel Office were controversially fired in 1993 to make way for Clinton cronies. The terminations were traced back to Hillary Clinton, and Independent Counsel Robert Ray found that she made false statements (aka “lies”) during the investigation. Surprise, surprise…
#2 The Whitewater scandal lingers on…
Hillary and Bill Clinton have faced decades of investigations and allegations regarding their involvement in the shady “Whitewater” real estate deal that began in Arkansas in the 1970s. Fifteen associates ended up facing criminal charges, but both Clintons skated — helped, in part, by the refusal of key witnesses to cooperate. Bill Clinton ended up pardoning four of the Clintons’ Whitewater cronies.
#1 Hillary’s long (and shady) ties to overseas cash
Hillary Clinton has been accused of influence peddling and “pay for play” for the millions in foreign donations the Clinton Foundation accepted while she was secretary of state. Some of that money came from oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia. Perhaps most controversial is the money the foundation accepted while a uranium deal involving a Russian-owned company was under review.
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