22 Times The 2016 Presidential Election Was A Dumpster Fire

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20. Wikileaks and Wall Street

With Bernie Sanders as her former rival for the Democratic nomination, Secretary Clinton’s campaign has veered more to the left. Part of this has included a stance of being tough on big banks. However, before the campaign began, Clinton’s tone was supposedly more sympathetic.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a Wikileaks release claims at a total fee of over $600k, Clinton delivered speeches to Wall Street bankers in 2013 with a more friendliness than her recent campaign might imply. While dealing with corporations is a part of political canvassing, the difference in message is striking. Not only was there more vague language about

“I would like to see more successful business people run for office,” said Clinton, ironically foreshadowing this election season. Though at the time, she acknowledged the freedom that comes with money, it seems that freedom has reached a new height in 2016. People with no political experience whatsoever and a history of outlandish claims can run for president. And poll on par with perhaps the most qualified candidate in U.S. history.

What’s a bit more shocking is just how often email releases have been an issue for Clinton. The first time, it came as a shock. Now it almost seems like a regularly scheduled disruption. No charges are being pursued because of any of the information revealed, but it does seem like these releases always come at crucial times in the Clinton campaign.