Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is turning to the bible in an effort to improve her relationship with the media.
Attending the bicentennial celebration of the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington on Sunday, Clinton said that the church’s former pastor, Phil Wogaman, who ministered to the Clinton’s during Bill’s presidency, told her, “If you’re going to read and listen to Romans 12, you’ve got to be nicer to the press.”
Clinton told the media gathered at the church that she would take that advice to heart, as she tries to save her presidential campaign—which is in a downward spiral.
Romans 12: 14-17 reads as follows:
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
The press would certainly appreciate a nicer and more honest Clinton—something that hasn’t been present to date during her campaign—but they shouldn’t hold their breath.
According to Politico, a Clinton campaign veteran, when asked why Hillary hasn’t done more to reach out to the press over the years, rattled off a bunch of excuses before summing it up thusly:
“Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.”
And that’s the real truth, no matter what she says.