This has been a tough week for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who has received scrutiny after a series of comments regarding her personal wealth. First it was the claim that she and her husband were “dead broke,” when they left the White House. Then she set off a fresh round of raised eyebrows by saying that the Clinton family pays “ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off.” Not seeing her family as truly well off given the tens of millions of dollars they’ve earned since leaving the White House, for Hillary Clinton, was, well, at best…odd.
But the former Secretary of State is far from the first politician to step into “the wealth gaffe;” it’s a sand trap for Republicans and Democrats alike. A candidate’s relatability – how to have it, how to express it, and how to mean it – is the first topic we’ll tackle Sunday on Melissa Harris-Perry.
Then, did you read about this? A woman excommunicated by one of the fastest growing religious institutions of our time, the Mormon Church. She says she was “kicked out of heaven,” and she’ll join us live.
Then we’ll move from the Book of Mormon to the King James playbook – welcome to the Church of LeBron! Basketball superstar LeBron James announced this week that he will opt out his contract with the Miami Heat early and become a free agent. He was followed Saturday by teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. But James’ story is about a lot more than points on a scoreboard; it’s about redefining the game on and off the court.
Meanwhile, in college sports, a case in California just wrapped up, the outcome of which could change absolutely everything. Sports on Earth writer Patrick Hruby will join us to break down the latest in the Ed O’Bannon class-action lawsuit.
Plus, we are excited to welcome to #nerdland, the director of the Sundance hit “Dear White People.” Director Justin Simien joins us live!