Hillary Clinton knows how important low class voter are to her ability to snag the White House in November. She knows that she must somehow convince them that reality isn’t true, that she isn’t the mega rich, slippery-tongued politician that she really is.
It’s tough to do when you’ve got millions upon millions sitting in the bank and even more stashed away in campaign slush funds. That kind of obscene wealth tends to make low income people look at a candidate differently.
To that point, Clinton decided to take the issue head on during a recent speech. She tried to sympathize with working class Americans, telling them she understand their struggle and that she’ll fight to improve their lives.
However, she made one fatal error. She wore a single article of clothing that’s worth over $12,000. That’s right. Most people could buy a new car for the same amount of money that Clinton spent on her designer jacket.
Obviously, it makes her whole spiel on income inequality come off as totally disingenuous.
Here’s more from The Blaze:
Hillary Clinton gave a speech hitting on income inequality while wearing a $12,000 designer jacket, the New York Post has pointed out.
Clinton, whose campaign has sought to portray her as more relatable to everyday Americans, sported a $12,495 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket during a April 19 speech on the heels of her New York Democratic primary win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Clinton has upgraded her pantsuit wardrobe at a cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to seem more relatable to working-class people. Ironically, though, her most recent fashion choices are anything but relatable to those struggling to make ends meet.
“She’s had to have spent in the six figures on this wardrobe overhaul,” Los Angeles-based political image consultant Patsy Cisneros told the Post recently.
Others on social media also pointed out the apparent disconnect between Clinton’s words and deeds.
“You would think someone would say: ‘Hey, Hillary, maybe don’t give this speech on inequality wearing a $12k jacket,’” one person tweeted.
“Hillary gave the speech in a $12,495 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket, uhmm..yeah she knows all about being poor, right?” another wrote.
But as CNBC reminded, Clinton is far from the first national politician to sport expensive fashion.
The Republican National Committee in 2008 spent at least $150,000 on then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. And current presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump often wears Brioni suits, which sell for as much as $7,000 each.
Do you think Clinton is fooling anybody with this act? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments.