Hillary Clinton: I'm Unlike The 'truly Well Off'

wochit politics
June 22, 2014 AT 12:41 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comments about her personal wealth are getting attention again. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper published over the weekend, the Democrat sought to deflect arguments that her status as a multimillionaire might hurt her credibility with voters concerned about income inequality. Clinton said, "Voters don’t see me as part of the problem 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 the dint of hard work.” Republicans quickly seized on her remarks. Clinton — on a whirlwind tour promoting her latest book, Hard Choices – has stumbled in recent weeks when talking about money. Earlier this month, she sought to clarify comments that she and her husband were “dead broke” after he left the White House.