Sen. Claire McCaskill, a top surrogate for Hillary Clinton, claimed that the former secretary of state chose service over money, blatantly forgetting to mention that she and Bill have made millions of dollars since leaving the White House.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, host Chris Cuomo noted that one of the attacks Donald Trump will attack Clinton on the Clinton Global Initiate: “why the tax returns were restated and what that means, what deals Bill Clinton was making with Russia and uranium, what kind of shady nations were able to give a lot of money to that foundation while Clinton was the secretary of state. These are real concerns. Do you think that you have real answers?” (VIDEO: Trump: Hillary ‘Turned The State Department Into Her Private Hedge Fund’)
“Well, I think that the Clinton Foundation did a lot of good around the world,” McCaskill replied. “And Hillary Clinton could have easily said ‘No, I don’t want to be secretary of state. I want to go make more money.’ At any juncture, could have made a choice in her life to make money.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm)
“She made a choice at every juncture in her life to serve the public. Every scar she has came from public service, and I think that’s important to remember,” she claimed. (VIDEO: Hillary Joins Verizon Protest, Even Though Company Has Paid Her $500,000)
“She has fought her entire life for the public good, and to turn a presidential foundation, which all presidents do, into something nefarious, I think is just politics,” McCaskill suggested. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Wore A $13,000 Jacket While Speaking About Income Inequality)
Trump announced on Tuesday that next week he is planning a major speech to “discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons.” (VIDEO: Hillary Laughs Off Releasing Speeches Delivered To Goldman Sachs)
The Clintons have received at least $100 million from Persian Gulf states and their leaders, and Hillary herself commanded upwards of $275,000 for speeches to Wall Street firms. (VIDEO: EXCLUSIVE: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million)
According to the New York Times, since Bill Clinton left office, the Clintons have made upwards of $125 million. (VIDEO: Hillary Laughs Off Releasing Speeches Delivered To Goldman Sachs)