When former president Bill Clinton made his discourse on Monday (Mar. 21), where he took aim at Obama’s “awful legacy of the last eight years,’” the Republican party rapidly alluded to Clinton throwing shots at Obama’s administration. But Clinton wasn’t dissing Obama at all; he was really critiquing the Republican parties’ involvement during Obama’s time, which spurred a negative reaction from the masses towards his leadership.
In his speech, he mentioned why voting for Hillary Clinton is a good idea, considering how she will help repair our countries economic status. Most can argue the Republican parties’ involvement in Obama’s administration was heavily responsible for the countries economic crisis. Here is what Clinton had to say in regards to that:
“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that — when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington which is what caused the crash — then you should vote for her because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander-in-chief and is a proven change-maker with Republicans and Democrats and independents alike.”
“Now, if you don’t believe we can all grow together again, if you don’t believe we’re ever going to grow again, if you believe it’s more important to re-litigate the past, there may be many reasons that you don’t want to support her,” he continued.
These comments of course, were taken out of context by leaders of the Republican campaign, and posted on social media.
Today at a campaign rally, Bill Clinton slammed Obama’s “awful legacy.”https://t.co/KLbeuHSrNl
— GOP (@GOP) March 22, 2016
Still, a spokesperson for Clinton stated that in fact these comments were intended to take aim at the republican party; not at President Obama.
“When Republicans controlled the White House, their trickle-down approach drove our economy to the brink of a collapse. After President Obama was elected, Republicans made it their number one goal to block him at every turn,” Angel Urena told USA Today. “That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy, and the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama’s success so we can all grow and succeed together.”
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