Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is calling former first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton hypocritical “phonies” for pretending to be financially struggling while living and sometimes even bragging about their opulent lifestyle.
“I think these are two of the biggest phonies on Earth,” Limbaugh said Monday on his national broadcast. “They always have been. They’re phonies through and through. And I don’t think they’re nice people.”
Since leaving the White House in 2001, the Clintons have reportedly made more than $100 million. Hillary now has a reported net worth of $50 million and charges a six-figure speaking fee.
In a new interview with Britain’s Observer, Hillary noted, “We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.”
Earlier this month, Hillary complained to Diane Sawyer of ABC News that she and her husband emerged from the White House “dead broke.”
Limbaugh remarked, “When Mrs. Clinton said, ‘We’re not well off. We pay ordinary income taxes,’ she’s jealous. She’s envious of people of people who have a lot of money. And $50 million, $100 million in their world isn’t a lot of money. Not among the people they hold dear. They know multi-billionaires. They fly around gratis on their friends’ private Boeing 757s. The Clintons are so cheap, they won’t spend their own money on anything, not even to charter a Piper Cub to get from Chappaqua [New York] to Washington.”
He continued: “They’re out they’re doing everything they can while bragging about their wealth. Now, Hillary complaining about how little they have, and they’re trying to pretend they’re rich, they’re trying to use the same strategies that the uber-rich do to avoid paying taxes – family-planning taxes, estate taxes primarily.
Listen to Rush Limbaugh on the Clintons:
"Now everybody does it, but they are hypocrites! Because they're the people out there bragging about having the money to pay taxes, and they don't care when taxes go up. Bill Clinton's famous for that, privately. This is why they're phony-baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock-and-rollers. Privately, they're trying to get out of paying as much in tax as they can."
Limbaugh concluded, "They get away with it because they are perceived to have such good intentions."
Specifically regarding Hillary, Limbaugh quipped, "You put a bucket of excrement in front of her, she's gonna step in it."
"How can the smartest woman in the world say such dumb things consistently? ... How can the smartest woman in the world screw up like that?"
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