— -- It was the yuks, not the bucks.
During the recent GOP primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump claimed his money was the reason Clinton attended one his 2005 wedding to model Melania Knauss, but that's not how the former secretary of state remembers it.
Following a campaign event in New Hampshire on Monday, Clinton laughed at Trump’s assertion that she had “no choice” but to attend.
“I didn’t know him that well. I mean I knew him, and I happen to be in Florida, and I thought it was going to be fun to go to this wedding, because it’s always entertaining,” Clinton quipped when asked about Trump’s remark following her town hall at Exeter High School.
“It’s all entertainment. I think he’s having the time of his life, saying what he wants to say getting people excited both for and against him.”
Then-senator Clinton was present at the nuptials in Palm Beach, Florida, and she and her husband attended the reception together.
At the GOP debate, Trump said that Clinton had “no choice” but to attend the wedding, because of how much money he donated to her foundation.
Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri responded by saying the comment “hurts [Clinton’s] feelings.”
And in New Hampshire on Monday, Clinton herself acknowledged that her attendance at the wedding is more “troubling” now that Trump is running for president.
Clinton also called Trump’s recent comments following the GOP debate about Fox News host Megyn Kelly “outrageous,” but said that it’s a “mistake” just to focus on Trump, as “what a lot of men on that stage said was offensive.”
“While what Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, what the rest of the republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous,” Clinton said. “Megyn Kelly is a strong woman and more than capable of defending herself against Trump. I’m worried about what Republican policies would do to the rest of America’s women.”
Clinton’s comments came during a press avail with reporters following her townhall where she rolled out her plan to tackle the rising cost of college and student debt.
After a series of questions from reporters regarding Trump, Clinton eventually threw up her hands in exasperation when, finally, asked about student debt.
“Oh really?!” Clinton said, sarcastically. "What does Donald Trump have to say about college affordability? I would wonder."