[Ed. note – Looks like Jill Stein has been pretty busy lately. In addition to visiting Louisiana to help victims of the recent flooding, she has also just done an interview on PBS in which she renewed her call for the cancellation of student debt, and also called for an end to “regime change wars,” which, as she correctly pointed out, “are not making us safer.” There is a video of the interview below, and directly beneath that a second video showing what might be referred to as ‘creative editing’ that PBS apparently did –cutting out a portion of the interview in which Stein was sharply critical of Hillary Clinton as well as the TPP. ]
Green Party’s Jill Stein in Louisiana While Clinton Fundraised with Cher
While Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in Martha’s Vineyard resting and fundraising with Cher, Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana helping flood victims.
Stein met with local Green Party activists and officials to discuss mobilizing resources to support the relief efforts to the flood-ravaged community where tens of thousands of people were left homeless after historic flooding. Clinton, at about the same time, was meeting with Cher to discuss mobilizing more resources for her political campaign.
Stein arrived on Sunday and went straight to work to help the victims of flooding, information obtained from the Stein Campaign by Breitbart Texas revealed. Stein was still in the area on Monday when she met with Louisiana Green Party volunteers and helped with the gutting of houses damaged from flood waters. Stein did not make a public statement, but instead, went to work and helped the victims.
Meanwhile, Cher was introducing Hillary Clinton at a Provincetown, Mass., fundraiser. They spent their day blasting GOP candidate Donald Trump who had visited the flood-devastated region on Friday, Breitbart Texas reported. Louisiana residents appeared grateful to see Trump, who arrived with a truckload of supplies he was donating to the region. “We knew you’d be here, Mr. Trump,” one Louisiana woman screamed. “We knew you’d be here for us!”
Clinton bypassed Louisiana after leaving her Martha’s Vineyard respite and flew directly to California for another fundraising event. It does not appear any mention of Louisiana was made by Cher or Clinton during the Provincetown fundraising event.
On Tuesday, Dr. Stein spoke to the Washington Press Club about her visit to Louisiana, RT reported. She spoke about the heartbreak of watching victims sort through the “memories of children, including sports trophies and photos,” as they tried to salvage tiny bits from their destroyed homes.
“It was heartbreaking to meet so many displaced people and to gut homes damaged by the #LouisianaFlood,” Stein tweeted on Monday.
Stein Interviewed on PBS by Judy Woodruff…
PBS edits out a sizeable chunk of Stein’s answer to the last question asked of her in the interview. I’m not sure I would go as far as the young video maker and use the word “censored.” Perhaps “creative editing” might be a more charitable way of putting it…