Hillary Clinton Booed When She Uses Obama to Defend Wall Street Connections


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was booed by members of the audience when she used President Barack Obama to defend against her connections to Wall Street.

"Well make no mistake about it, this is not just an attack on me, but an attack on President Obama," Clinton said. "President Obama had a super PAC when he ran. President Obama took tens of millions of dollars from contributors and President Obama was not at all influenced when he made the decision to pass and sign Dodd-Frank, the toughest regulations on Wall Street in many a year."

The crowd booed when Clinton invoked Obama's name.

Clinton called the attack on her connections to Wall Street a phony attack and said that there was a lack of evidence to attack her.

Clinton also scolded the audience for their boos and said that she had an answer that members of the audience were not going to like.

Earlier in the week, Clinton defended her ties to Wall Street in an editorial board interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer. Clinton told the board that she would not release the transcripts of her paid speeches.

Clinton has remained adamant that she has been transparent on her finances and has also released 30 years of her tax returns. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Clinton's competitor, has not released any of his tax returns.

The New York primary is April 19.

Alyssa Canobbio   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at canobbio@freebeacon.com

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