‘We have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Bill and Hillary Clinton kicked off their speaking tour on Tuesday, once again stepping into the national spotlight by blasting President Trump and his administration.
The Clintons juggled questions on foreign policy, the midterm elections, and climate change before a sparse audience — the event didn’t sell out and whole sections of seats remained unoccupied, reported CNN.
Former Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna acted as the mediator and asked Hillary if she was considering running for president in 2020.
“Actually, Frank, I am think about standing for Parliament here in Canada,” Hillary said.
The Clintons have been heavily criticized by members of their own party for continuing to insert themselves into political conversations.
Hillary has dismissed their disapproval, though.
“I noticed that there were no articles telling Al Gore to go away or John Kerry to go away or John McCain or Mitt Romney to go away,” Clinton said in October. “Mitt Romney is going to the Senate, that’s where he’s going.”
Bill and Hillary attacked Trump’s rhetoric on trade, the military, and his most recent comments on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
Hillary suggested Trump is part of a scandal to hide the truth about Khashoggi’s murder.
“We have a president who is part of the cover up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered,” Clinton told the audience. “And we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests.”
Hillary also said Trump is more worried about his personal connections to Saudi officials than business deals, adding that it’s wrong for the U.S. to prioritize its relationship with Saudi Arabia over a man’s life.
“What we don’t know,” she added, “is how much commercial interest both the President’s family and business and his son-in-law’s family and business have with the Kingdom.”