Seth Meyers compares Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump scandals
As the 2016 presidential race reaches the home stretch, both candidates have come under fire for various political scandals in their past. Hillary Clinton has her private email scandal and questionable relationship with Clinton Foundation donors, while Donald Trump has, among other things, the possibility that he paid off a fraud investigation into his Trump University. On Wednesday night, Seth Meyers took A Closer Look at both candidates’ scandals, and how they compare to each other.
“Some emails suggest donors to the [Clinton Foundation] may have received special access to the State Department, but there’s no evidence the State Department ever did any favors for them,” Meyers said. “Compare that to another organization you may have heard a lot less about, the [Donald J.] Trump Foundation. One reason you probably heard less about it is it’s not clear what the Trump Foundation does. The Clinton Foundation provides life-saving care to AIDS patients, while the Trump Foundation once gave $250 to the Special Olympics, and $100 to the March of Dimes. Did he think the name meant you could only give dimes?”
One thing the Trump Foundation did do was donate $25,000 to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s campaign back in 2013, after which Bondi’s office decided not to pursue a fraud investigation of Trump University. That wasn’t even the only donation the Trump family made to Bondi’s campaign. Both Trump himself, and his daughter Ivanka, donated $500 each to Bondi.
“Because everyone knows there’s three things Ivanka Trump cares about: the real estate business, high-end fashion, and down-ballot Florida politics,” Meyers said.
Watch the clip below.