Hillary Clinton, a politician who often is seen as out-of-touch with regular folks, has been on a sort-of every-man/woman tour to connect with those same voters. The Inquisitr reported Monday on the Hillary Clinton Chipotle restaurant visit. The left-of-center media, and pundits alike, lit up the web with excitement of her choice of a burrito serving restaurants.
However, it was the not her choice of burrito restaurant that was shocking, which is run by left-minded individuals. It was not the strange aspect of her incognito, mystery shopper style look actually fooling people into thinking it was not her, either. According to a report by Bloomberg Politics, Hillary Clinton stiffed the Chipotle workers on a tip.
This comes during a time when many have criticized her as being out-of-touch aristocrat, and used her expensive speaking engagements, among other things, to highlight her wealth in a political landscape that does not take too kindly to wealthy candidates. She ran up an over $20 bill, but apparently left nil in the tip jar.
“Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left without putting anything in a tip jar on the counter”
Reports indicate that Clinton was actually not the one who paid for the Chipotle lunch bill. Chipotle Manager Charles Wright pointed out that it was the “other lady,” who has been identified as her aide, Huma Abedin. Wright said that the Chipotle workers typically get a “bunch of tips.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been estimated to have made between $5 million and $25 million in 2012, which is the last time she was required by law to disclose her earnings, the Daily Mail points out.
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, a self-proclaimed “conservative” who is no fan of Hillary Clinton, ironically questioned whether or not she tipped the Chipotle employees on his show Tuesday.
“I mean, that’s where the people that work at Chipotle, that’s where they make a little extra, in the tip jar, and I haven’t heard a word about whether or not she visited the tip jar, whether she put anything in it or not.”
Wright was polite and courteous about the whole thing, as he said it was “nobody’s business” what someone tips, or does not tip. Wright seemed like a Clinton supporter, as he had stated he regretted not meeting her. It seems odd that on her “everyday” Americans tour that she would not want meet and greet anyone at Chipotle. It is even more odd that she would make such a faux pas with a contentious upcoming election.
Whether or not this adds to political debate topics in the upcoming primaries, both Democrat and Republican, one wonders if this is, at least, bad “optics,” as they say.