After over 275 days of dodging the press to avoid stumbling and bumbling over even the softest of questions from an adoring media, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally allowed journalists access to her campaign plane and briefly greeted reporters on Labor Day.
With obvious fakery, an art only a Clinton could perfect, Hillary wandered into the cabin where reporters milled around, Clinton forced a smile as she encountered the media for the first time since December 2015, well before primary season began.
“Hey guys! Welcome to our big plane! It’s so exciting,” Clinton exclaimed. One reporter asked Clinton what she thought of her aircraft. Clinton replied: “I think it’s pretty cool, don’t you?”
Then the questions became real tough. Asked if she was happy to have the media accompanying her or if the candidate experienced a sense of despair of the lack of media presence surrounding her campaign, Clinton responded with a heavy sarcasm:
“I am so happy to have all of you with me! I’ve been just waiting for this moment. And I’m thrill . . . No, really and I’ll come back and talk to you more formally but I wanted to welcome you onto the plane!”
After answering a string of pointless questions unrelated to her policy positions, her email scandal, the sham charity she and her husband ran or the FBI release of notes from her interview over her private server, Clinton retreated to the more comfortable surroundings in her first-class cabin followed by her chamberlains.
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