In a bid to show others just how “relatable” she is, Hillary Clinton has been talking about her father and his career on the campaign trail in the waning days of the 2016 campaign. Specifically, she’s been mentioning her father’s use of a squeegee in his work as a drapery printer, as she did in Toledo, Ohio, Monday.
When the cameras are off, however — Clinton seems to have little feeling or use for real middle-class families. She uses her own political “squeegee” on Americans as she presses for their votes, but casts off their real lives and troubles. Those, she doesn’t need.
“Some of her comments seemed calculated,” said Bo the Miner.
Bo Copley, known as Bo the Miner, is an unemployed father of three from Williamstown, West Virginia. Copley challenged Clinton last spring during a West Virginia campaign stop on her comments about putting coal miners out of work — and he showed the candidate a picture of his family.
“I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend,” Copley said to the candidate. “Because those people out there don’t see you as a friend.”
Recalling Clinton’s visit, Copley said, “With what was going on outside [the protests], I think she was just interested in getting out of Dodge, so to speak. While she was pleasant with us, some of her comments seemed calculated. And while our conversation seemed genuine, she was still kind of distant. Like, had I not given her the picture of my kids — we may not have had the conversation we did.”
Craig Gross is a Gold Star Dad who lost his only son, Frank, in 2012 in Afghanistan. Gross met with Donald Trump in August, and the Republican candidate would not allow press into the meeting with Gross and the other Gold Star Dads who lost their children to war. Trump listened to them describe their sons — and was even moved to tears over their losses.
“I don’t believe I would have ever gotten that reception from Hillary Clinton,” said Gross.
“Honestly, I just don’t. Anybody who can say about people killed in Benghazi, ‘What difference does it make?’ to me is a very, very reprehensible human being,” he said.
“I watched the Benghazi hearings very closely on CNN, and it was almost like, ‘I gotta hit the rewind button here. She couldn’t have said that,'” he continued. “That spoke volumes to me.”
One Hollis, New Hampshire, woman who works in human resources recalls meeting Clinton briefly, years ago.
“I am voting for Clinton — I am a Democrat through and through,” she told LifeZette. “I will say, though, that I saw her speak some years ago in New York, when she was running for the Senate. She was oddly cold. I was up close to the stage, having arrived early,” she continued. “She is one of the most charismatic speakers you will ever see — especially back then, when she had more gusto. But I was bothered by one thing. When she wasn’t speaking to the people who had traveled to see her, she was completely unengaged with the regular folks.”
She added, “After the event, while she was shaking hands, she seemed in such a hurry to leave and move onto the next event. When I shook her hand, she had sort of a glazed look, and never made eye contact. I was disappointed — I felt she didn’t really appreciate the ‘Average Joe.'”