VIDEO=>Fawning Press Asks Softball Questions of Hillary Clinton on New Campaign Plane

After expressing faux outrage that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has not held a press conference for about nine months, Clinton’s traveling campaign press corps on Monday threw nothing but softball questions at Clinton when she walked back and spoke to them for a minute-and-a-half on Hill Force One, her new Boeing 737 campaign plane. Clinton spent twenty-five seconds of her time with the press joshing with a Clinton press aide, leaving only one minute for time spent speaking directly with the press.

“Hillary Clinton greets reporters on inaugural flight of her new plane…”

“Joy inside the Hill Force One press cabin”

The softballs were asked by the press even though the FBI released a damning report last Friday on the investigation into Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server for government business during her entire four year tenure as Secretary of State that compromised national security. Clinton, among many revelations in the report, was shown to have repeatedly lied to the public, blamed her concussion for not remembering briefings and to have claimed to not understand classification issues.

Video of Clinton speaking to the press was posted by Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein.

Epstein had a front row aisle seat in the press section giving her an unobstructed view of Clinton greeting her admiring press corps.

A smiling Clinton, holding a roll of papers in her left hand, says to the press, “Hey guys! Welcome to our big plane! (Press responds, “Hi!”) It’s so exciting!”

First question to Clinton, “What do you think?”

Clinton replies, “I think it’s pretty cool, don’t you?”

Clinton talks over the second question, “How does it feel to…” and leans over the reporter telling him, “You’re supposed to say yes.” (Laughter from reporters.)

Third question, “Are you glad to have all of us with you?”

Clinton, “I am so happy to have all of you with me!”

Fourth question, “Have you missed us?”

Clinton, “I’ve been just waiting for this moment. And I’m thrill…No, really and I’ll come back and talk to you more formally but I wanted to welcome you onto the plane!”

Fifth question, “How was your Labor Day weekend?”

Clinton, “It was good! It was really good, yeah! We had a good time, the last moment of…(Clinton exaggerates a relaxing exhaling to demonstrate calm.)”

Clinton interrupts her reply to greet Showtime’s Mark McKinnon who is filming a documentary program on the election, “Hello Mark! I recognize your hat. How are you? I’m glad you’re here!”

Clinton finishes her reply to the Labor Day weekend question, “Yeah, last moment before the mad dash–the next two months. So I hope you guys are ready. And uh…

Sixth question, “Are you ready?”

Clinton, “I’m ready. I’m more than ready. (To staffer) Are you ready Ruhn? (sp)

Clinton staffer, “Very ready.”

Clinton, “Has Ruhn (sp) been taking good care of you?”

Press, “Yeah, he’s great. He has”

Staffer, “They are lying. (Laughter.) It’s been great.”

Clinton, “It really has been, how long have you been working for me now?”

Staffer, “Uh, two-and-a-half years?”

Clinton, “Two-and-a-half years. He started right out of, you were still, still in college?

Reporter, “Right out of Penn!”

Clinton, “Right out of Penn!”

Reporter, “Stole him right out of college.”

Clinton, “I know, I know. We’re so happy.”

Reporter, “Happy Labor Day!”

Clinton, “What?”

Reporter, “Happy Labor Day!”

Clinton, “Happy Labor Day! I know, it’s exactly right.”

Reporter, “Do you have a Labor Day message?”

Clinton, “Oh, I do. You’ll hear it. (Makes thumbs up gesture with right hand.) I definitely, I definitely do. If you want more happy Labor Days you know who to voter for!” (Laughter.)

Clinton waves, “Thanks. I’ll come back later. Bye!”

Video transcribed by Kristinn Taylor.

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