MSNBC: Chappaqua Residents Find Bill More Natural Than Hillary, Bought His Book More

• April 18, 2016 5:29 pm


Residents of Chappaqua, New York, the Clintons’ adopted hometown, find Bill more natural than Hillary and tend to prefer books penned by the former president.

"People kind of whisper in my ear that you know Bill Clinton is … the more natural, more gregarious one," NBC correspondent Chris Jansing said. "His book is outselling her book at the local bookstore."

Bill Clinton’s 2004 book My Life sold 400,000 copies on the first day, whereas Hillary Clinton’s Living History (2003) sold 40,000 copies –a tenth of what her husband sold. Sales for Hillary’s latest book, Hard Choicesdropped rapidly in the first few weeks.

The former first lady has noted that, unlike Bill, she is not a "natural" politician.

"Look, I have said before and it won't surprise anybody to hear me say it, this is not easy for me," Clinton said during a March Democratic debate. "I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama."

Clinton has also suffered low trustworthiness numbers throughout her campaign, due to her involvement in numerous scandals.

The former first family moved to their $1.7 million Chappaqua home in 1999, a town described as "wealthy, white, and pleasantly wooded." The home is well guarded, featuring security cameras, a tall fence, and at one point, "No Trespassing" signs.

Despite its secure exterior, the residence once housed Hillary Clinton’s private basement email server, which was vulnerable to hacking attempts from China, South Korea, and Germany. Clinton is currently under FBI investigation for her use of the server.