After weeks of accusations of financial mismanagement, scandal, and widespread conflicts-of-interest at the Clinton Foundation, as well as admissions of undisclosed foreign donors with business before the State Department, and “mistakes” in tax returns, the Clintons have taken decisive action: They’ve organized a high-profile 9-day African junket for their billionaire donors, paid for by the Foundation.
They just don’t get it.
Their tin ears just don’t get the magnitude of what has been alleged and discovered in their work, so their p.r. solutions are a disaster. If there is one thing that Bill and Hillary have definitely proven, its that they don’t get it, they are completely out of touch, and that they feel entitled to play by their rules – not “the rules” they so often talk about.
After all of this, Bill and Chelsea had the gaul to taken a delegation of 20 big hitters in the Clinton World on a nine day junket to Africa that culminates in a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in Morocco that is being paid for by a $1 million donation by the King of Morocco.
Are there any adults in the Clinton Foundation or Clinton campaign that might realize that this is the exact wrong message for right now. Because anyone with any brains would have ancelled this mar-brained trip.
There’s a new word that we hear from the pundits: “optics,” as in “the optics are not too good.
Well, if there were ever optics that don’t look good, its the images of Bill and Chelsea flying on a chartered jet with 20 jet setters who have given millions to the Clinton campaigns and millions to the Foundation. And, of course, the Foundation is picking up the tab, as they always do. That’s why they spend over $10 million a year in travel expenses. They go first class all the way.
Imagine this: According to Politico, the Clintons were originally planning to use their Sugar Daddy. Frank Giustra’s private jet for the trip. One of their Geniuses actually figured out that it might be a bad idea to fly on the plane owned by the man who is at the center of the accusations against the Clintons. Duh!
But they weren’t smart enough to figure out the trip was a huge mistake. It looks like Hillary originally planned to join them because the rooster of donors includes many of her long time friends, like lobbyist Liz Robbins, who hosted an event for Hillary last summer in the Hamptons, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a devoted Hillary fan, as well as other millionaire/billionaire donors to the Clinton Foundation and to Hillary.
Hey Bill and Hil, the optics look terrible. IT’s time to bring in a few adults – because you folks don;t get it at all.