Hillary Clinton is facing backlash after calling President Trump voters worse than deplorables…
During a recent trip to India, Clinton told attendees at a conference in Mumbai that Americans did not “deserve” a Trump presidency, and ripped not only the president but everyone who voted for him.
Here are Clinton’s comments at the conference talking about how she won the coasts but lost the “middle” of the country:
“I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” Clinton said. “And his whole campaign — ‘Make America Great Again’ — was looking backward. You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want, you know, to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”
There was more. Clinton suggested white women voted for Trump because of “ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
Seriously? Does the first female presidential nominee of a major party believe that women are that … subservient?
Apparently so, she stood by what she said until there was backlash.
Hillary’s party is not happy with this latest flashback.
“Even the staunchest Clinton allies as well as longtime advisers say the comments were cringeworthy and ultimately detrimental to Democrats,” says The Hill.
Missouri’s Claire McCaskill told the Washington Post these were “fighting words”:
“I think they were expressing their frustration with the status quo. I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. And I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state.”
Hillary attempted to explain her comments in a lengthy Facebook post Saturday that claimed she “meant no disrespect to any individual or group.”
“I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,” Clinton said in her Facebook post. “I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.”
But the former first lady criticized Trump for relying on “scare tactics and false attacks [that masked] the fact that he is otherwise no friend to most Americans.”
During an interview last week with an Indian news publication, I was asked about 2016, and whether Trump is the "virus"…
Clinton also stood by comments implying that white women who voted for Trump were subject to “a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
“[T]here is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around,” Clinton insisted on Facebook. “As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance – even within the same household.
“I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it,” Clinton added. “So to those upset or offended by what I said last week, I hope this explanation helps to explain the point I was trying to make.”
Clinton’s original comments drew backlash from Democrats, among them Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, who told “Fox News Sunday” that the former secretary of state’s remarks were “not helpful.”
“Thirty percent of the people who voted for Donald Trump had voted for President Obama,” Durbin pointed out. “Why? The same people who looked for change with President Obama thought there wasn’t enough as far as their personal lives were concerned and they supported Donald Trump.
“That is a reality that Democrats acknowledge.”
H/T Fox News