Hillary Clinton recently told supporters at a campaign rally, “Don’t let anybody tell you that… it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
Predictably, the remarks sparked a good amount of backlash from Americans across the country who strongly disagreed with her assessment. On Monday, Clinton attempted to distance herself from her own comments.
At another campaign rally on Monday, Clinton claimed that she “short-handed” her position on job creation and clarified her remarks. She also argued again that “trickle-down economics has failed.”
“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas,” she said Monday.
A Clinton aide claimed the remarks reflect what the former first lady meant to say last week when she proclaimed corporations and businesses don’t create jobs, BuzzFeed reports. The two statements, however, are drastically different.
Watch Clinton’s initial comments on jobs and the “failed” theory of trickle-down economics below:
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