Ex-Clinton Adviser Defends Hillary’s Grammys Appearance: She Has More Class Than Trump Does


On Fox News’ The Story tonight, former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines defended the former presidential candidate’s surprise Grammys appearance roasting President Trump.

Martha MacCallum first pressed Reines over the scandal concerning a 2008 Clinton campaign adviser who was kept on after being accused of sexual harassment.

But then she brought up that surprise Clinton cameo last night reading Fire and Fury, asking why the Grammys had to have such an overtly political moment.

“This was a joke, this was funny,” Reines said. “I think Nikki Haley overreacted, Don Jr. –– as is his wont –– overreacted. I think everyone needs to grant a sense of humor… Reading a book is not politicizing.”

Haley’s objections to the book’s elevation in particular clearly have merit, given the gross gossip-mongering surrounding the book she’s already had to respond to.

MacCallum said this is about being a “classy person” and not “demeaning” the President, to which Reines responded, “I would love to stay on for another segment and debate classiness between her and President Trump.”

MacCallum shot back, “I thought if they went low, Dems were gonna go high.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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