Elton John’s Hillary fundraiser rant: ‘To Hell with them’

From Iowa to New York, Senator Hillary Clinton has traveled across the nation on the campaign trail and last night, she went one-on-one with Extra, as the presidential hopeful was backstage at the Elton John’s Big Apple fundraiser.

Clinton revealed not only her favorite song by the British pop star and why breast cancer awareness is so important to her, but also told “Extra” what she plans to do once the election is over!

As for Clinton’s favorite Elton John song, she admitted, “I’ve got a bunch of them. Your Song, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle in the Wind. There’s a song that’s an omen for the Pennsylvania  primary, Philadelphia Freedom.”

Clinton explains why breast cancer awareness is another cause close to her heart saying, “My mother-in-law, Bill’s mom, died of breast cancer. She was really brave… I’ve had so many friends who’ve survived breast cancer and I want to eliminate breast cancer. I want to cure it. I want to understand what causes it so I’ve got an agenda that I think will really put us ahead of the battle against breast cancer. I want to be able to do that for our daughters.”

On a lighter note, Clinton revealed to Calloway what the first thing she plans to do once the election is over. “Probably sleep!” she exclaims. When she does have free time, she takes pleasure in the simple things saying, “I would like to go for a long walk in a beautiful place. Walk through the woods. Walk along the beach…Read a book. Go to a movie. Take a nap…Maybe have a quiet dinner with a bunch of my friends.”

Clinton uses humor to deal with being a punch line for all the late night talk show hosts. “I have to laugh at it because you would probably go crazy if you were in my position and you didn’t laugh at it,” she admitted.  

Bill Clinton introduced his wife, thanked the packed house for contributions to keep the race going, and asked for more, to shouts of “We miss you, Bill.”

“If you know anybody who didn’t come here tonight who could send some money over the Internet …,” he said.

“What I want you to know is, I’m still standing,”  Hillary told the crowd. I believe that this country is worth fighting for, so we’re talking our campaign to Pennsylvania and to all the states that haven’t voted.”

Politico reports that Elton John was more to the point:

“I never cease to be amazed at the misogynist attitude of some of the people in this country,” he said. “I say to hell with them.”

And as for people who suggest she should drop out of the election, Clinton responded, “Well, it’s the closest race that anybody can remember and there is no clear winner…but what’s important is to let the people who are still waiting in line to vote, do that.”

For more with Hillary Clinton, tune in  here.

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