Bill Clinton admitted the “political system is rigged,” and he should know.
The former president was stumping for his wife during a private fundraiser in October 2015 in Chesepeake, Maryland.
According to the latest batch of John Podesta emails by WikiLeaks, Clinton seemed to agree with one of the major campaign themes of Hillary Clinton’s rival, Donald Trump: The system is rigged against working-class Americans.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 5, 2016
At the same time, The Daily Caller is reporting, he also seemed to indicate that Hillary Clinton “deserves” to be elected President. That those two incongruous thoughts can be held at the same time was not lost on most observers.
In the speech, Clinton admitted that “there are lots of people in the Democratic Party and lots of working people all over the world who are sick and tired of working their heart out and never getting a pay raise.”
Clinton then conceded that, “to some extent,” the political system is rigged against the working class.
“And so they think the political system is rigged against them, which it is to some extent, and they think it doesn’t make any difference anyway, so they want to vote for whoever they think will raise the most hell,” he said.
“I want to vote for whoever I think will make the most difference, and that’s what you have to talk to people about. If the issue is who will make the most difference, it’s not a close question.”
Clinton appeared to say that Hillary Clinton “deserves” the White House” and warned voters not to “disappoint” her by voting for someone else.
“Whether in office or out of office, she has consistently gotten the job done in an honorable way,” the transcript reads. “She deserves this (inaudible). And she will not disappoint you. But to get there, we have to not disappoint her.”