Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suffered quite a bit of mockery this week as her carefully orchestrated campaign rollout turned into a deluge of punchlines and Chipotle-related mockery.
It’s been great fun — and a refreshing relief from several sad years of reluctance to make fun of President Barack Obama.
At the same time, Clinton is more than a comical candidate who cannot possibly relate to regular, normal Americans. She’s also entitled and out-of-touch.
“The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents” by Ronald Kessler lays out episode after episode of rude, insolent, belligerent behavior by Hillary Clinton which demonstrates she is undeserving of the presidency and unfit to represent the United States.
A throng of Secret Service employees and White House staffers spoke very candidly with Kessler, the author of seven New York Times best sellers, for the August 2014 book.
Here are 17 examples of Clinton’s awfulness.
Secret Service agents view protecting Hillary as a form of punishment. As Kessler notes, Clinton frequently declares her deep concern for ordinary Americans. And, in fact, the Wellesley College-educated Democrat has stressed a fuzzy set of populist-progressive principles thus far in her campaign.
However, she has an embarrassingly long history of treating actual Americans terribly when she interacts with them. Her seething anger is so persistent that Secret Service agents and law enforcement personnel have long considered the assignment of protecting her “a form of punishment.”
“Hillary was so mistrustful and vengeful,” one ex-Secret Service agent told Kessler.
“She’s very angry and sarcastic and is very hard on her staff,” a source said. “She is a totally different person behind the scenes than what you see when she is being interviewed.”
“She’s known to snap at agents and yell at agents and dress them down to their faces, and they just have to be humble,” a source explained, “and walk away.”
“Agents don’t deserve that,” a Secret Service agent told Kessler. “They’re there to do a job, they’re there to protect her, they’ll lay their life down for hers, and there’s absolutely no respect for that.”
Hillary is woefully disorganized and habitually late. Showing up on time won’t be a feature of a Hillary Clinton presidency, according to Kessler. “She had children running her campaign,” an agent who was around the 2000 version of Clinton told the author. “She had a lack of organization and a lack of maturity. She could not keep a schedule.”
Hillary likes to tell the people who protect her to fuck off. Back when the Monica Lewinsky scandal was in full bloom, Kessler recounts, a uniformed Secret Service was on duty on the South Lawn of the White House when Hillary showed up in the back of a limousine.
“The first lady steps out of the limo, and another uniformed officer says to her, ‘Good morning, ma’am,”‘ the agent told Kessler. “Her response to him was ‘F off.’ I couldn’t believe I heard it.”