Hillary Clinton attended the “Builders and Innovators Summit” back in Oct of 2013.
The event was hosted by Goldman Sachs, one of Hillary Clinton’s most notable benefactors to her campaign. Ironically, at the event Hillary Clinton endorsed Trump.
The bank has gathered 100 entrepreneurs representing industries ranging from fitness and fashion to health care, energy and finance.
Who’s here from industry? Goldman solicited nominations from across its firm—from investment banking to private wealth management—landing on a mix of companies from 2 to 10 years old, with revenue of between $10 million and $250 million.
Some are Goldman clients, businesses in which it has invested or for which it has raised funds, while others could be eventually. But the company said it has no agenda other than to promote idea exchange and develop relationships among the next generation of leaders.
CNBC confirmed that VIPs in attendance as Hillary Clinton, Elon Musk, David Geffen, restaurateur Danny Meyer, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal, and Goldman-Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, to namedrop a few.
The Investment Watch wrote in his article:
Before running against billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump for the presidency, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience at a private, paid speech she wanted to see more successful businessmen and women run for office because they can’t be bought.
Hillary Clinton likely forgot about her endorsement of Trump for president. Remember she took a blow to the head, and got a concussion.
Nevertheless, Breitbart provided the details of a Q&A session where Clinton took several audience questions that were made public by Wikileaks from a email sent by ‘Hillary for America’ Research Director Tony Carrk:
Calling her “Madame President,” a male attendee asked Clinton: “My question is, as entrepreneurs, we risk a lot. And Mike Bloomberg had $30 billion other reasons than to take office. Do we need a wholesale change in Washington that has more to do with people that don’t need the job than have the job?”
“That’s a really interesting question,” Clinton replied. “You know, I would like to see more successful business people run for office. I really would like to see that because I do think, you know, you don’t have to have $30 billion, but you have a certain level of freedom. And there’s that memorable phrase from a former member of the Senate: ‘You can be maybe rented but never bought.’ And I think it’s important to have people with those experiences.”
“And especially now, because many of you in this room are on the cutting edge of technology or health care or some other segment of the economy, so you are people who look over the horizon,” she added. “And coming into public life and bringing that perspective as well as the success and the insulation that success gives you could really help in a lot of our political situations right now.”
When asked who Hillary Clinton would like to see step up and run for office, Hillary gave her answer:
I can’t help but think of a particular one that I would just love to see running for the presidency at some point in the future,” Clinton added. “I don’t know what it is exactly about him, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but my instinct is almost never wrong. And it’s telling me that Donald Trump would be very successful if he were to venture into politics in the future.”
“And I think that goes especially for Donald Trump, whose successful projects and business ventures have made him synonymous with big business and, more importantly, creating thousands of jobs. I also think he understands the philanthropic and charitable side of things quite well, which is a crucial skill for any politician. I think he has a lot to offer to this country and its people, especially when we’re talking about the economy. Donald Trump has single-handedly helped stop the recession, more so than dozens of other so-called billionaires. And I don’t know how the experts on the matter feel, but in my book that’s hard evidence of the man’s business prowess and integrity, as well. And I think everyone would agree those are commendable character traits for anyone looking to tackle the most difficult problems and challenges in the world, quite literally. So, yes – Donald Trump is someone I could very easily see winning the support of the people. And I don’t think he would do that with his flammable rhetoric and negotiation skills – which are both things he’s known for – but with common sense and respect for his fellow countrymen. But, most of all – I think his relationship with the opposite sex would bring him the most political points. I think he respects women and treats them as equals and I also think that would bring him a significant lead over anyone unlucky enough to be running against him,” she ominously concluded in her 2013 speech.