Bill Clinton Tells Marine To ShutUp at Hillary Rally
Bill Clinton told a heckler who identified himself as a Marine to “shut up and listen” during a small-town South Carolina rally for his wife’s presidential bid, video footage shows.
Clinton was 40 minutes into a one-hour stump speech in Bluffton before a crowd of about 500 when a man claiming to be a retired Marine sergeant began speaking about the Veterans Administration.
Clinton responded politely until the man moved on to the topic of the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died. “We had four lives in Benghazi that were killed, and your wife tried to cover it up,” he shouted as the crowd booed.
“Can I answer? Are you going to let me answer?” Clinton asked repeatedly as the man continued his diatribe.
The former president, exasperated, then barked, “Shut up and listen to my answer, and I’ll answer it.
“I’m not your commander-in-chief anymore, but if I were, I would tell you be more polite,” Clinton said as the man grew increasingly agitated.
Typical of the Clintons.
When the woman making the video is noticed, she picks up where the Marine left off yelling that “Hillary lied over four coffins!” before being removed herself.
A far cry from how military service members are treated at a Donald Trump rally, or any Republican presidential candidate’s event for that matter.
“To me the story is the crowd,” Fox & Friends host and Army National Guard veteran Pete Hegseth said Saturday. “This guy stands up (and) said ‘I’m a Marine. I’ve done two tours in Iraq’ — You go to a Republican rally, tell it like it is, the crowd erupts in applause for the Marine and says ‘thank you for your service this is fantastic,’ instead silence, crickets (at the Clinton rally).”
“It shows you we’ve got two very different electorates that look very differently towards that service.”