Back in 2016, President Trump made a campaign stop in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. As the papers were at the time full of the Clinton foundation’s Haiti scandal, calling out his political opponent at that place was an easy win.
Mr Trump stated that Ms Clinton was “responsible for doing things a lot of the Haitian people are not happy with.”
"Taxpayer dollars intended for Haiti and the earthquake victims went to a lot of the Clinton cronies."
These statements got him a lot of applause and even though the Clinton family has since always denied all accusations of improper actions related to their work in Haiti, the conspiracy theories have remained.
Fast forward to 2018, and the cash-strapped government of Haiti, believing that it needs to widen its influence in Washington, concludes to hire a top-dollar international PR firm with ties to a former member of Hillary Clinton’s staff.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: The government of Haiti, so cash-strapped that its teachers are going unpaid, has retained a high-powered, top-dollar international PR firm with ties to a former member of Hillary Clinton’s staff to boost the country’s image in Washington. <a href="https://t.co/FgjgRY8fPo">https://t.co/FgjgRY8fPo</a></p>— Franco Ordoñez (@FrancoOrdonez) <a href="https://twitter.com/FrancoOrdonez/status/973192590966312960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The opposition to Haiti’s government was less than thrilled as you can imagine.
Ms Sabine Guerrier, who handles international relations for opposition presidential candidate Mr Jean-Charles Moïse, stated bluntly: “PR for what?”
“Instead, of spending money on public relations in the U.S., why not spend the money so teachers can get paid. Why are you not spending the money on roads, schools, infrastructure?”
“There are so many problems with Haiti right now. This is your priority? It just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t add up.”