Hillary Clinton clearly loves buying pizza for other people. In the days following last fall’s terrifying shooting at Comet Ping Pong in Washington D.C., Clinton ordered some pies from the pizzeria and quietly had them delivered to a local literacy program. The gunman, who is now serving four years in prison, was inspired by a completely bogus conspiracy theory about how the former secretary of state/presidential candidate was operating a child sex ring in the basement of the restaurant. Hilary had no prior relationship with the pizzeria, but she wanted to help the Comet team during their moment of crisis.
The secret pizza order was revealed during an event for Hillary’s new book, What Happened, in D.C. on Monday night, when one of Clinton’s old speech writers, Lissa Muscatine, remarked: “I told you what was going on and you responded instantly and were so supportive... a few days after that, you and your husband said, ‘What can we do to support Comet?’” Muscatine runs a bookstore down the block from Comet, so she was intimately aware of the hard times the owners, and businesses near the restaurant, were going through.
The former Clinton staffer also explained: ”You bought I don’t know how many pizzas, but a lot of pizzas, and sent them… to an after school literacy program in D.C., which was never publicized.” Muscatine pointed out how Vice President Mike Pence lives half a mile from the pizzeria, but he didn’t help the restaurant after the shooting. “I can’t tell you how important it was... that you and President Clinton were there for us,” Muscatine said.
In other Clinton-related news, apparently Hillary writes about some of her favorite foods in What Happened:
Here's a list of every single food Hillary says she likes in What Happened pic.twitter.com/B0hIAo9szq— eve peyser (@evepeyser) September 15, 2017
But wait, there’s even more Clinton-related food news this afternoon: Hillary just sent an email blast to her followers with the subject line “peas and peppers” about how she’s taken up gardening. Hillary writes: “I've even been doing a little gardening with our granddaughter -- Charlotte is particularly proud of our peas and peppers.”
• Clinton donated large order from Comet Ping Pong to D.C. literacy program days after Pizzagate shooting [NYDN]
• Clinton Quietly Supported Comet Ping Pong After the ‘Pizzagate’ Shooting [GS]
• Previously: Hillary Clinton Buys Pizza for Fans Camping Outside Bookstore [E]