For years, the alternative media has made repeated and desperate attempts to smear Hillary’s campaign, from inventing the discredited emails ‘scandal’, to hurling outrageous rape accusations at Bill. All of this has backfired however, as experts and respected media outlets continue to discredit these claims, each time further undermining the credibility of Hillary’s critics. The alternative media would like to portray Bill and Hillary as ruthless, corrupt psychopaths; but a close examination of their lives reveals a very different picture.
After serving his terms as President, in 2001 Bill Clinton founded the Clinton Foundation in order to raise money for those in need. Bill used his power and influence to raise funds from celebrities, executives and foreign leaders, making the Clinton Foundation one of the most successful and high profile charities in history. Through their foundation, Bill and Hillary have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for people in need, and provided food and shelter for millions of struggling people around the world, including the victims of the horrific earthquake in Haiti, AIDS victims in Africa and homeless people on the streets of New York City. Hillary has also recently refocused the foundation to cater to the needs of women and children, starting initiatives such as the healthy schools program, which works with companies like Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Mars and PepsiCo, to provide kids with healthy food choices and eating guidelines.
The alternative media would prefer to sweep these charitable contributions under the rug, and focus only on their smear attempts that aim to paint the Clinton’s as cold, greedy and corrupt. But an objective look at their work outside of public office shows a compassionate side to the Clintons that we rarely see in the media. Millions of poor people owe their lives to the generosity of the Clintons and the charitable work that they have done. Not only have Hillary and Bill dedicated their lives to public service – they have simultaneously carried out unprecedented philanthropic and charitable work not only within the United States, but across the world. This is the kind of initiative, experience and global consciousness that we need in a 21st century President. Someone who is courageous and compassionate, but also not afraid to make tough decisions when necessary. Bill and Hillary make a winning team, and it will be a tragic loss for America if we fail to elect Hillary this November.