January 16th, 2010
03:06 PM ET
5 years ago

Hillary Clinton has arrived in Haiti

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Filed under: Haiti • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Roger Saint fort

    I thank you all for what you do for :

    January 16, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. Scottie Thelemaque

    Hi, Thank you so much with all the coverage. Pls is there any way to let us know the specific name of the locations where the CNN staff is reporting from? For example, the makeshift hospital, is that Petionville? what is the name of the community, for example Delmas 33.

    Thank you
    Scottie

    January 16, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Normal in NH

    Stay out of the way unless your organizing the global response.

    January 16, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. They call me "tater salad"

    Hurry up and take the picture so she can get on to other things.......y' know....like herself!

    January 16, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. D.D.

    Our Surgeon General should be there too. She should be tied to Dr. Gupta. What award should be availabe for his medical commitment last night? He is a dedicated doctor. Thank him for us, please.
    It was too early for Secretary Clinton'a arrival. The Haitians need workers- not the walk and talk people at this time. Has everyone noticed the CNN crew have worked? They are going to earn their own Cnn Hero Award. Congratulations.

    January 16, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. Ken in NC

    I am so pleased that the CNN crew stayed at that aid center last night and assisted Dr. Gupta. I'm sure their work saved some lives last night. At the same time, I cannot condem the UN staff that followed orders to pull out when ordered to do so. While this is not the place to judge the decision to pull out as being right or wrong, the medical team followed their orders. I am sure it hurt them to know they were leaving behind people that were in need of their services but the did as they were ordered to do. That is part of every command structure.

    As far as Sec. Clinton being on site, I think it was to early for her presence especially when the US had just denied the visit of some other high ranking French Official. That did not bother me that the official was not allowed to fly there but the Sec. of State should not have made the trip either. I feel her interest could be better served at a later date. For now they need working people on site and not politicians.

    January 16, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. TOTUS 4 PRESIDENT

    Instead of "dodging a hail of gunfire", I'm sure when Hillary runs for president in 2012 she'll be telling the story about how she personally rescued dozens of people from under the rubble while feeding thousands more in Haiti...

    January 16, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. conservative

    Photo op time !

    January 16, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. mavcal

    At least Hillary is doer instead of a big mouth talker like Obama who lives by the limelight. It should have been Hillary in the White House instead of ineffective, poll dropping Obama.

    January 16, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Excuse me, folks! But where Hillary Clinton is as Secretary of State is a huge part of her job!

    Maybe you flunked your government classes?

    Maybe time for you to shaddap?????????

    January 16, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  11. Dale in Michigan

    Tell her to get the hell out of the way! They're having trouble getting planes in with food and medical supplies yet she has the nerve to land there for a photo op.

    January 16, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  12. gary davis harbor oregon

    HILLARY IS DOING A GREAT JOB showing the world we do care after 8 years of the cheney lies and threats .. way to go HILLARY we support everything you and the president are doing :)
    america is proving we can do it with out the help from the transformed purist republican party of NO! way to go america :)
    down with brown ..UP WITH COAKLEY :)

    January 16, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  13. rachel

    Good Job Hillary she was bringing and and americans home who wanted to come home.

    January 16, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. Bea

    Hillary went to Haiti because president Preval asked her to go. She took provisions and will return with Americans stranded by the earthquake.

    She only went as far as the airport so as not to hinder rescue missions. It was reported that other world leaders wanted to know first hand what was happening with the Haitian government and she will inform them upon her return to the States.

    So, please stop with the negativity. There are too many people suffering.

    January 16, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    I made a text donation. I pray for all the Haitians....

    January 16, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  16. AmericanFlag

    Hilary is restoring the good name of the USA that Bush and the other AmercanTalibans trashed for their own enrichment. God bless the Clintons.

    January 16, 2010 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  17. m smith

    so sick of the repo trash bad mouthing our president sec of State and all our officials. Sounds like treason to me when they are trying to do good. I guess it is ok to go to Hawii for a repo meeting but not ok for Government to be in Haiti. Most of these idiots have not made a contribution anyway so why do they care. Ol Rush told them not to.

    January 16, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. Preston k

    Pkm between the clintons and georige the work will really get going nice work president

    January 16, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |