Hillary Rodham Clinton:Jeb Bush’s ‘free stuff’ comment ‘deeply insulting’

September 29, 2015 3:55 am

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton says Jeb
Bush’s suggestion that Democrats offer “free stuff” to appeal to
minority voters is “deeply insulting.”
Bush told a South Carolina
audience last week that Democrats offer division and “free stuff,” or
government help, to black voters while his message is about “hope and

Bush said he wants to send an “aspirational” message. Photo / AP. 

Clinton took issue with the comments during a
Facebook question-and-answer session on Monday. She said rhetoric like
that is “deeply insulting, whether it comes from or Mitt Romney
or Donald Trump.”
“I think people are seeing this for what it
is: Republicans lecturing people of color instead of offering real
solutions to help people get ahead, including facing up to hard truths
about race and justice in America,” Clinton wrote on Facebook.
remarks drew comparisons to Romney’s comments following his 2012 loss
in the presidential election to President Barack Obama, when the former
Massachusetts governor told donors that Obama had offered “gifts” to
minority voters.

Bush told Fox on Sunday that his comments were taken out
of context and he was making a point that was counter to what Romney had
said at the time.
“I think we need to make our case to
African-American voters and all voters that an aspirational message,
fixing a few big complex things, will allow people to rise up. That’s
what people want. They don’t want free stuff. That was my whole point,”
Bush said.

Hillary Clinton: Bush’s ‘free stuff’ comment ‘deeply insulting’

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