Bill Clinton Defends ‘Robin Hood’ Family Foundation
Transferring money from the rich to give to the poor—is how former President Bill Clinton characterized his family’s Clinton Foundation from numerous criticisms.
“Except I didn’t rob anybody,” Clinton said at the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day picnic in Ohio.
“Here’s what I did: I was sort of Robin Hood. I asked people who had money to give it to people who didn’t have money,” he said.
The foundation’s most recognizable critic, Peter Schweizer, in 2015 published an investigative look at the foundation’s connection to foreign donors in a book called “Clinton Cash”.
Schweizer said in August that the reported relationship between the foundation and foreign donors was “joined at the hip” with Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal.
In addition to filming the political documentary, “Hillary’s America”, a critique of the Democratic Party and its 2016 nominee, Dinesh D’Souza notably called the foundation a “bribery receptacle” last month on Fox and Friends.
The Clintons have maintained that their foundation has been overall beneficial.
“We’re trying to do good things,” Bill Clinton recently told the Associated Press, “If there’s something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don’t know what it is. The people who gave the money knew exactly what they were doing.”