Hillary Clinton Takes Private Jet to Give Speech on Social Inequality

AP

Hillary Clinton gave a speech Tuesday near Ferguson, Mo., site of anti-police riots inspired by the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown. Clinton's speech at Christ the King United Methodist Church of Christ in the nearby town of Florissant focused on issues of racial and social inequality. "Despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America's long struggle with race is far from finished," she said. "We can't hide from hard truths about race and justice. We have to name them, own them and change them."

Naturally, she arrived in a private jet. After the speech, Clinton was whisked away to a $2,700-per-person fundraiser hosted by a Budweiser heiress.

The Daily Mail reports that some Ferguson residents wondered why it took Hillary Clinton so long to pay them a visit:

In the neighborhood where Brown died in August 2014, his longtime friend Robert Nettles told DailyMail.com that Clinton's brief visit to the scarred town is ‘just a little late.'

‘Where you been, Hillary?' Nettles asked Tuesday afternoon. ‘It's been ten months, girl!'

Clinton's somber talk at an all-black church just up the road from the Ferguson riots' boarded-up windows was a stark contrast from her high-flying arrival at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, in a private part of the facility most people never see.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show her descending the steps of a large private jet and getting into a white van for a 10-minute ride to Christ the King United Church of Christ in nearby Florissant.

It took Hillary Clinton nearly three weeks to comment publicly on the Michael Brown shooting, and she chose a curious venue from which to finally weigh in: The OpenSDx Summit, a conference hosted by the software company Nextenta at the ritzy¬†St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The event was billed as "a full day of thought-provoking sessions and discussions‚ÄĒcombined with stellar networking opportunities." Nextenta paid Hillary Clinton $300,000 to be the keynote speaker, records show.