CNN early-morning anchors Miguel Marquez and Alison Kosik couldn’t help but mock Hillary Clinton’s recent claim that she and her husband aren’t “truly well off” on Monday.
Marquez and Kosik highlighted a quote from an interview in Sunday’s The Guardian newspaper. Hillary was asked whether her and Bill’s wealth makes it difficult for them to discuss income inequality.
“They don’t see me as part of the problem,” she told the paper, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.”
Marquez was incredulous. “Despite earning more than $100 million since they left the White House, Clinton tells The Guardian newspaper her and her husband are, ‘Not truly well off.'”
That set off a series of uncontrollable giggles from Kosik. “That’s hilarious!” she blurted out as Marquez continued.
“And she says they’re unlike other multimillionaires,” Marquez continued skeptically, drawing a disbelieving sigh from Kosik. “Because ‘we’ve done it through the dint of hard work.'”
“This follows her comment about them struggling to afford mortgages on their estates,” Marquez concluded. “Critics say it’s another example of Clinton being out of touch with working Americans.”
“Of their estates,” Kosik snarked. “Like more than one.”
“Well, I don’t know what to do with my millions,” Marquez cracked. “It’s very tough.”