Hillary Clinton often leaned on first lady Michelle Obama during her unsuccessful run for U.S. president in 2016. Mrs. Obama stumped for Clinton in several cities and even delivered the most memorable speech of Clinton’s entire campaign during the DNC convention.
“Hillary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only, it’s about leaving something better for our kids. That’s how we’ve always moved this country forward, by all of us coming together on behalf of our children, folks who volunteer to coach that team, to teach that Sunday school class, because they know it takes a village,” Obama said.
Although Obama did everything in her power to help get Hillary Clinton elected, Clinton had not always given that same form of generosity. In fact, Clinton once refused to share the same plane with Obama.
According to an email obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act, Clinton did not want to share a plane with Mrs. Obama for Betty Ford’s funeral in 2011. In the email exchange with her top aide, Huma Abedin, Clinton discussed the trip to Palm Dessert, California. Clinton agreed to speak at the funeral but insisted that she and Obama take different planes. After asking twice, Abedin agreed to request two planes for the trip.
Clinton’s desire to take separate planes from Mrs. Obama reveals a lot about why Clinton was not an endearing presidential candidate. Sure, she could have done a better job than Trump in the White House, but her personality never galvanized the masses. Clinton’s untrustworthy background has always come back to haunt her. The same woman who once called young Black males “super predators” and pushed for the 1994 Crime Bill, has never been able to overcome those remarks. It was her husband’s bill that eventually led to mass incarceration of Blacks over the past two decades. Moreover, Hillary Clinton also championed welfare reform that eventually doubled extreme poverty for Blacks.
Beyond policy, it shows a consistent character flaw. A flaw that led to the election of the most incompetent U.S. president in history.
So it comes as no surprise that Clinton would refuse to share a plane with Mrs. Obama. Her record of being a warm and trustworthy person has always been sketchy.