Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton said environmentalists need to ‘get a life’ at private meeting with unions
According to a previously released email by Wikileaks Hillary Clinton said that politicians need to have a public opinion and a private opinion in order to get things done and now it looks like we have another example of what she was talking about.
While speaking about the environment at what she thought was a private meeting with labor unions she stated that environmentalists need to “get a life.” Here is more:
Hillary Clinton dismissed climate activists in withering terms during a meeting with labor unions last year, saying the environmentalists pressing her to renounce fossil fuels should “get a life,” according to allegedly hacked emails released Friday by WikiLeaks.
Clinton’s private remarks came as she was fighting off a challenge from Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and getting accosted at rallies by environmental activists asking her to join the Vermont senator’s call to stop oil and gas drilling on federal lands and to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Since winning the nomination, Clinton has made amends with Sanders, and green groups have united behind her campaign to head off the threat posed by Donald Trump. But revelation of the private remarks may complicate that relationship.
“I’m already at odds with the most organized and wildest” of the environmental movement, Clinton told building trades unions in September 2015, according to a transcript of the remarks apparently circulated by her aides. “They come to my rallies and they yell at me and, you know, all the rest of it. They say, ‘Will you promise never to take any fossil fuels out of the earth ever again?’ No. I won’t promise that. Get a life, you know.”
As you can see in the quote above this comment was made during the primary against Bernie Sanders. I would be willing to bet that most of Bernie Sanders’s supporters are environmentalists so she is basically telling everyone who was supporting the Senator from Vermont to get a life.
Of course this is not the only time she has attacked Bernie Sanders supporter: you may recall that recently audio surfaced of the former Secretary of State basically calling his supporters basement dwellers.
After fighting the establishment during the primary Bernie Sanders sold out to the Clinton political apparatus and after this if you are a Bernie Sanders supporter who is planning on voting for the former Secretary of State you are nothing but a sellout as well.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium