WIKILEAKS: Huma Asked to Cut Hillary Speech in Half Since There Would be No Podium to Lean On
Hillary Clinton’s personal assistant Huma Abedin asked her speechwriter to cut her speech because there would be no podium to lean on.
The original speech was only two minutes long.
Huma wanted it cut in half.
Huma Abedin, top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, asked a speechwriter to shorten a potential statement to reporters because Clinton would not deliver it at a podium, according to the latest Wikileaks release of messages from John Podesta’s email accounts.
Dan Schwerin, Direct of Speechwriting for Clinton’s campaign, sent a draft of a “post-game statement [Hillary] could make to press” after she testified before the House Benghazi Committee in October 2015. The statement, at 253 words, would take the average speaker less than two minutes to deliver.
“I would make it shorter only because it’s a bank of Mics and no podium,” Abedin replied.