Speaking at Washington, D.C.’s United Foundry Methodist Church for its 200th anniversary, Clinton addressed religion, an uncommon topic for the former Secretary of State. She said that she received campaign advice from Dr. J. Philip Wogaman, her former pastor.
“I got some advice from Dr. Wogaman just earlier this morning, which I promise I will put into effect. Basically he said, if you’re going to read and listen to Romans 12 you got to be nicer to the press,” she said from the pulpit.
Romans 12, part of a letter written by the Apostle Paul, urges followers to act in kindness.
The press and Clinton’s difficult history dawns back to the 1990s and the Clinton Administration. In 2008, the Clinton campaign complained that the media was too favorable in their coverage of then-Senator Barack Obama. The campaign now grumbles about the press’s coverage of her email scandal.
The campaign has tried to turn a new page on its relationship with the press before. Whether Paul’s intervention is the key to change is yet to be seen.