Clinton to Help Reunite Immigrants,Kids07/22 10:46
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants
looking to reunite with their families: She says she'll help organize
transportation they might not be able to afford.
"I'm going to be tweeting about this in the days to come, but if any of you
work for an airline please direct message me because these families will need
vouchers and discounted tickets to be reunited over these thousands of miles,"
she told a crowd cheering her Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage
as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food.
Immigrants separated from their children after crossing the U.S. border
illegally was only one topic addressed by the former Democratic presidential
candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York as part of the OZY
Fest in the park's Rumsey Playfield.
She was interviewed by Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson
Collective, a nonprofit advocate of liberal causes that led the event.
Clinton also took on this week's burning topic: Republican President Donald
Trump's encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, amid
special counsel Robert Mueller's warning that Russian intelligence services
have active "interference operations" in U.S. politics.
"It's really distressing and alarming," Clinton said. "It should concern
every American of any political party because this was a direct attack on our
Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election, said "It's fair to say it
was a broad and unfortunately successful attack on our electoral system."
She said the United States has four main adversaries: Russia, China, North
Korea and Iran.
"If anyone gets away with the attack Russia did, it empowers them all to
As for the Helsinki meeting, "now we have Putin telling the world what was
decided," she said, while "we're hearing crickets from the White House; nothing
has been put out that contradicts or replaces Putin's agenda."
Clinton described the Russian leader as a "very aggressive guy," and said
she believes he "wants to dominate his neighborhood again."
"In this case it seems like our president doesn't care," she said. "He wants
to be friends with Putin for reasons we aren't sure of."
Clinton concluded: "We are still very vulnerable."
Other announced guests at the festival included comedians Michelle Wolf and
Hasan Minhaj; the band Passion Pit; rapper Common; authors Malcolm Gladwell and