Another interview, another gaffe for Hillary Clinton.
The former Secretary of State, who’s been heavily promoting her new book “Hard Choices” in a likely precursor to running for president in 2016, appeared to state the Conservative and Tory Parties in Britain were rival political parties during a BBC interview.
“Tory” is in fact another name for the Conservative Party in Britain.
Asked by the host what she thought of the “Special Relationship” between the U.S. and Great Britain, Clinton declared it was “very special between our countries.”
“There’s not just a common language, but a common set of values that we can fall back on,” she said. “It doesn’t matter in our country whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat or frankly, in your country, whether it’s a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. That doesn’t mean we always agree because, of course, we don’t.”
Clinton also has uttered several cringeworthy statements about her family’s personal wealth in recent weeks. She said she and her husband President Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House, although since that time they have collected more than $100 million from speaking engagements.
Later, she told The Guardian she and Bill were unlike the “truly well off,” because they pay “ordinary income tax,” drawing more scorn. CNN anchors laughed openly at the statement June 23, given the Clintons’ vast riches.
Clinton also snapped at a National Public Radio host when challenged about her evolving views on gay marriage.