Note to GOP candidates doubting Hillary Clinton’s career accomplishments: read her book.
To make sure they did, the former secretary of state sent a copy of her most recent memoir “Hard Choices” to nearly all of her Republican potential rivals earlier this month.
“I have now sent each of them a copy of my book, ‘Hard Choices,'” Clinton said during a campaign stop at Strawberry Farm Bed and Breakfast in Muscatine, Iowa, on Tuesday. “There are so many of them, they could start a book club.”
Clinton and her aides came up with the idea shortly after the CNN Republican debate in Simi Valley, California. During the debate, Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed Clinton, saying that flying all over the world was an activity and not an accomplishment.
The book, which focuses on Clinton’s time as America’s top diplomat, was sent to every Republican candidate minus one: former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who wasn’t at the last debate.
It also came with a personalized note:
I understand that you and your fellow Republican candidates for president were questioning my record of accomplishments at your last debate, so I thought you might enjoy reading my book, Hard Choices.
From working to restore America’s standing in the world to bringing crippling sanctions to Iran to negotiating a ceasefire in Gaza, please enjoy all 596 pages of my time as secretary of state. With 15 candidates in the race, you’ve got enough people for a book club!
With best wishes, I am
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Gags appear to be a theme this presidential cycle. On Monday, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump sent Sen. Marco Rubio a special delivery: “Trump Ice Natural Spring Water.”
Rubio famously received flack during his 2013 Republican State of the Union response for awkwardly grabbing a bottle of water while gulping its content on air.
Trump’s package included a 24-bottle case of his own Spring Water, as well as “Make America Great Again” towels. And just to make sure he got the joke, Trump added a note that read, “Since you’re always sweating, we thought you could use some water. Enjoy!”