Newspaper Editorial Board Excoriates
Hilliary Clinton Over Her ‘Most Repugnant Lie’
The New York Post editorial board labeled Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “liar” after she claimed she didn’t tell the families of the Benghazi victims that an anti-Muslim video was the cause of the terror attack. The editorial is headlined, “Hillary Clinton’s most repugnant lie.”
Several family members have come forward and said Clinton immediately blamed the video in private conversations following the attack.
“Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Clinton on Sunday.
“No,” she replied. “You know, look I understand the continuing grief at the loss that parents experienced with the loss of these four brave Americans. And I did testify, as you know, for 11 hours. And I answered all of these questions.”
The New York Post provides a recap of what the families of the Benghazi heroes have said on the matter:
Tyrone Woods’ father said he hugged Clinton and shook her hand. Then “she said we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of my son . . . She said ‘the filmmaker who was responsible for the death of your son.’”
Sean Smith’s mother said Hillary is “absolutely lying . . . She said it was because of the video.” Smith’s uncle backs her up.
Glen Doherty’s sister agreed: “When I think back now to that day and what she knew, it shows me a lot about her character that she would choose in that moment to basically perpetuate what she knew was untrue.”
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“Just why the administration united around this lie is another editorial. The disgrace here is Clinton’s refusal to admit her role — even pushing the fib to ‘comfort’ the bereaved,” the editorial board concluded. “Stiff as the competition is, this has to count as her lowest-down, dirtiest lie of all.”
‘Stop the Bullyionaire’
Jeb Bush's biggest supporter starts Anti-Trump Campaign
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A billionaire who is backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has launched a personal campaign against fellow billionaire Donald Trump, calling him an insecure, narcissistic bully who needs to be stopped.
Mike Fernandez, a Cuban-born major Republican donor from Miami who built his fortune in the health care industry, has bought full-page newspaper ads blasting Trump and planned to run a pro-Latino television ad during Wednesday’s GOP debate coverage designed to counter Trump’s anti-immigration message. He is also launching a website this week to be called “Stop The Bullyionaire.”
“My issue with Trump in attacking the Latinos is that it’s the Mexican-Americans today, is it the Puerto Ricans tomorrow, and is it the Venezuelans the day after that and then the Cubans are right behind it. He’s a dangerous individual,” said Fernandez, whose $3 million contribution to Bush’s Right to Rise super PAC through the first six months of the year makes him the largest individual donor.
“I have said to them, ‘The longer you drag this out, the more painful it’s going to be,’” Fernandez said. “So go independent. Let him do it now. Minimize the damage and at least you know who you’re dealing with versus waiting till the last minute and you have no chance to devise a strategy.”
A Trump campaign spokeswoman didn’t return a phone call or email seeking comment.
Fernandez likened the attraction to Trump to the rise of dictators like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Germany’s Adolph Hitler in a nation where people are growing increasingly frustrated with government.
“It can happen here, too,” Fernandez said. “I pray that that it’s not the case. This is a very strong signal that we are on the edge and we need to bring it back.”
Despite donating millions of dollars to Republican candidates and the Florida and national GOP, he said he would vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump.
“If my choice is between supporting somebody that lies and somebody who’s insane, I’m going to vote for the liar,” he said.