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September 21, 2015

Bill Clinton, in 2000: I Fear Hillary's Discomfort With Gay People Might Hurt Her Political Career

"I think she's a little put off by... some of this stuff."

The Free Beacon unearths an old audio done by a Clinton friend named Taylor Branch who did a bunch of interviews with Clinton in 2000 for an oral history of the White House.

According to Branch, Bill relayed this about his wife:

"[Bill] said, 'Generally I support the gay agenda right down the line,'" said Branch. "He said this was hard for me, and Im sure there are still a few things that are hard for me to swallow."

However, he told Branch, "Hillary, emotionally speaking, still finds the issue harder to swallow than I do. And that it could be difficult for her in New York politics, how far shell be asked to go."

Branch added that Clinton was "essentially I think saying that Hillary had kind of a conservative religious temperament, and was not likely to be comfortable around gay people who were kind of acting out, or pushing her to the limit. She did have general discomfort."

Direct link to Branch's notes about his conversations with Bill Clinton here.

Clarified/Corrected: I added the important information that this is a recording of Branch relaying his conversations with Bill Clinton. I also corrected my claim that the Alana Goodman hadn't included Branch's first name; she did. My eyes just kept skipping over it. I was looking for it, but my eyes just kept skipping over it.



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