Despite the attempts of the Democrats to portray Hillary Clinton as a friend to people of color and other vulnerable groups, a number of protestors at the Democratic National Convention argue that she is in fact their enemy.
The convention was marked by demonstrations from a demographic group that Hillary and her allies likely didn’t take into account this election season: Haitians. Although the island nation is not a major issue this election, the election itself appears to be a significant one for those protesting Hillary outside the DNC.
This is in no small part to the role the Clinton Foundation played in the reconstruction that followed the devastating 2011 earthquake in Haiti. When NGO upon NGO poured into the country to assist in rebuilding efforts, the Foundation took it upon itself to “help” Haiti as well. But according to the Haitian protestors at the DNC, Hillary didn’t help them – she made things even worse for them so she could profit.
Instead of using the resources generously bestowed upon her to aid the people of Haiti, Hillary kept them for her and her cronies’ own use.
Former President Bill Clinton, her brother Tony Rodham, and Clinton Foundation donor Denis O’Brien all accrued benefits from the Foundation and off the backs of Haiti, something that the DNC protestors remember all too well and leading them to conclude that the only place she belongs in is “jail”:
“The Haiti Sentinel wrote:
When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exacerbated the devastation to their own benefit. In the end, billions of dollars donated by individuals from countries all around the world, weeks upon weeks of top story attention on any and every news agency around the world, left Haitians not just where they began, but in worse circumstances.
‘We hate Hillary,’ one protester fumed. ‘Bill Clinton signed laws to incarcerate black people. All the Clintons are doing is more jails, more projects, more welfare. We need opportunity just like anybody else.’
‘They pretend to like us; they’ve been deceiving us,’ the protester continued. ‘It’s time for us to wake up. We don’t want the Clintons. They are criminals. They are evil.’
Asked his thought on Donald Trump, one protester said, ‘When you compare the Clintons to Donald Trump, it’s night and day.’
‘The media is portraying Donald Trump as a racist, against immigrants. He’s not against immigrants,’ the protester said. ‘He’s against the criminals coming in here, committing crimes.’
‘He’s not against Muslims; he’s against terrorists,’ the man said.
As Breitbart News reported, Haitians have been protesting the Clintons for years for their transgressions against the tiny island nation.”