Elections

Hillary In Goldman Sachs Speech: People Who Oppose Immigration Are ‘Un-American’

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Hillary Clinton got paid $675,000 to give three speeches to Goldman Sachs in 2013. In one of them, the Democratic presidential nominee described people opposed to immigration as “fundamentally un-American,” according to a transcript released by WikiLeaks.

Clinton was asked by an employee named Garrett during an October 2013 speech at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Arizona, “How do we reframe what we talk about in terms of the good that America does in the world and bringing about the message of hope?”

After talking about the strong American character, using the response to 9/11 as an example, Clinton said, “So yes, we do have to get back to telling the American Story and telling it to ourselves first and foremost. That’s why immigration reform is so important. I mean, get immigration reform done you [sic]. It sends exactly the signal you’re talking about.”

Get it fixed so that the people who have been here working hard, building futures, are given the chance to become American citizens. There’s no requirement that they do, but they would be given that path to citizenship,” Clinton said. 

The former secretary of state went on to say, “And what I really resent most about the obstructionists is they have such a narrow view of America. They see America in a way that is no longer reflective of the reality of who we are. They’re against immigration for reasons that have to do with the past, not the future.  They can’t figure out how to invest in the future, so they cut everything.”

“They just have a backward-looking view of America. And they play on people’s fears, not on people’s hopes, and they have to be rejected. I don’t care what they call themselves. I don’t care where they’re from. They have to be rejected because they are fundamentally unAmerican [sic],” Clinton said. 

According to a recent Gallup poll, more Americans would rather see immigration decreased than increased. 

Thirty-eight percent wanted immigration to drop, while an equal percentage said they want to see it stay the same, and 21 percent said they want immigration to increase in the August 2016 poll.

A 2015 Pew Study has even more damning numbers for Hillary Clinton. About half of Americans polled in the study wanted immigration levels to decrease.

In August, Clinton said about Trump, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?”