Newly leaked emails reveal that Hillary Clinton hates the phrase “everyday Americans.”
The emails, hacked from the campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account and published by Wikileaks Tuesday, reveal an exchange between him and Jen Palmieri — the Clinton campaign’s director of communications — where the two struggled to decide how the phrase should be used in a speech Clinton gave in New Hampshire in April 2015.
“I think this looks good, but thought we were going to take one of the small biz policy ideas — like access to credit — highlight that in her remarks?” Palmieri wrote after another staffer emailed out the speech they had written for Clinton. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Remains Stone-Faced As Donald Trump Brings Up Rape Accusations)
“I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I’m running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion,” Podesta replied.
“Truth,” Palmieri said.
But Clinton has used the phrase regularly on the campaign trail since the exchange between Podesta and Palmieri. It was in her presidential campaign launch video, she has tweeted the phrase and written it in emails to voters.
“Everyday Americans need a champion,” Clinton says in the video, “and I’m going to be that champion.” (RELATED: Child Rape Victim Blows Up On Hillary Clinton Minutes Before The Debate)