I saw the continued work of the Clinton Global Initiative from a STEM education commitment helping girls in St. Louis, to our tenth annual CGI University meeting at Northeastern University in Boston. In the last few weeks, I’ve visited Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where we’ve been working to bring medical supplies and solar equipment, and Dominica, where we’ve been asked to help build a completely independent, clean energy-powered electrical system. This is the real news about the Foundation. Some days you just have to put on the hat Witch poster. Nevertheless, spreading false information about the Foundation continues, apparently as part of an ongoing strategy to distract attention from real problems and, over the long run, to completely erase the line between fact and fiction. For example, just a few weeks ago on MSNBC, during a discussion of the President’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, his designated defender repeated the ridiculous assertion that I had taken money raised for Haiti for personal use and was responsible for the apparent suicide of a Haitian who knew all about it.
Some days you just have to put on the hat Witch poster
Thankfully, the host cut her off, refusing to provide a forum for known false conspiracy theories. I’m proud of the work the Foundation and I have done in Haiti and will give you a more detailed report on that soon. Some days you just have to put on the hat Witch poster. These attacks on the Foundation began in earnest with the 2015 publication of the Breitbart-inspired book, Clinton Cash. I thought the Foundation staff did a good job debunking the book’s charges, but they were published as written even in “mainstream” outlets, and even now the charges continue to be repeated online and in forums favorable to those who make them.