At a grassroots meeting in Boulder, Colorado, Hillary Clinton bragged about how she sent every Republican candidate for president a copy of her book Hard Choices. Clinton told the crowd about the multiple foreign policy failures she deemed to be successes that were in her book.
"I listen to the Republicans and they spend a lot of time criticizing me when I was secretary of state. I mean, when in doubt, criticize me. That seems to be their general philosophy. And I heard this a few times and I thought to myself, ‘Well, maybe they just don't know what I did as secretary of state.' So I sent them each a copy of my book Hard Choices," Clinton said.
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Clinton said that if the Republican candidates did not know how to put together a coalition to impose sanctions on Russia and China to get them to the negotiating table, they could read her book. She additionally said that if the candidates wanted to know how to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas while head of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi was in power, they could read her book.
Clinton also talked about her again negotiating with the Chinese government to help extract blind dissident Chen Guangcheng. Clinton had called it one of her greatest achievements during her time as secretary of state. Chen disagrees with Clinton's sentiments. In his book The Barefoot Lawyer, Chen said he felt extreme pressure from Clinton aides to quickly accept a deal with the Chinese. He also said at times that he felt that United States diplomats had misled him and that Clinton's aides were willing to bend to the whims of the Chinese government.
Dr. Ben Carson's campaign staff made a video thanking Clinton for sending Carson her book. Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) signed his gifted copy of the book and put it up for auction on eBay calling the book a work of fiction.