It’s been 23 days since Hillary Clinton last held a press conference, and the New York Times revealed in a Saturday story that one group of nonvoters got the chance to quiz her for a hefty price of $2,700 per question. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
For a donation of $2,700, the children (under 16) of donors at an event last month at the Sag Harbor, N.Y., estate of the hedge fund magnate Adam Sender could ask Mrs. Clinton a question. A family photo with Mrs. Clinton cost $10,000, according to attendees.
The Times didn’t confirm what questions the children were allowed or vetted to ask, but they were likely more filtered than anything the media’s been allowed to ask. Though, there’s a good chance those kids’ questions were more hard-hitting than CNN’s.
It’s not the first time Clinton has exploited children to get out her message. Back in January, a boy in New Hampshire read a question to the candidate regarding gun safety: “When you become president, what is your plan to connect mental health problems and guns to make sure that me, my brothers, and my friends are safe from violence at school?”
“I’m going to do everything I can do and I’m not going to stop trying,” she said. “I think we need to pass some laws that I have been advocating for. We need comprehensive background checks. We need to close the gun show loophole, the online loophole. It is really time for gun owners to for a different organization that will do more on gun safety, do more on gun responsibility and stand up for the safety of our children and our communities.”
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