Aide: Clintons ‘Have a Life and a Set of Expectations that Are Different’ from Middle Class


Kiki McLean, a former aide to President Clinton, defended Hillary Clinton's claim that she was "dead broke" and after leaving the White House by saying that the Clintons "have a life and a set of expectations that are different" from middle class Americans.

"Mrs. Clinton used the word ‘houses' — the plural version, which many Americans would hear and sort of think, Ugh, holy moly. Isn't it fair that perhaps that's the criticism that comes out of it? That that's somebody who perhaps isn't in touch with Americans in general?" CNN’s Ashley Banfield said Monday.

"There's nothing fair with anybody who would insinuate that Hillary Clinton doesn't understand the struggle of a middle class family," McLean responded. "She certainly grew up with one. And she gave a statement of fact when President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton left the White House, they were dead broke. Now, they have a life and a set of expectations that are different, and they've been fortunate to make some money."

(h/t WS)