Days ago, Hillary Clinton was yet again talking about “what went wrong” with the 2016 presidential election and yet again put her foot in her mouth.
This time, even her fellow Democrats are telling to stop!
During a conference in India, she went on to claim that where she did have support was more “economically advanced” than the states that back Donald Trump. She went on to echo her “basket of deplorables” — a line many have said may have cost her the 2016 election.
THEN, lol yes we’re not done, she insinuated that the women who supported Trump were motivated by ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever believes you should.”
In interviews with The Hill on Tuesday, even the staunchest Clinton allies, as well as longtime advisers, say the comments were cringeworthy and ultimately detrimental to Democrats.
“She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more,” said one former senior Clinton aide. “That’s a lot of states.”
Even before she launched her book tour last fall for “What Happened,” party strategists have said Clinton should lay low.
“She’s annoying me. She’s annoying everyone, as far as I can tell,” said one 2016 Clinton surrogate. “Who lets her say these things?”
One former senior Obama White House aide added, “If these statements are a form of catharsis, it would be in the Democratic Party’s best interest for her to get these out of her system soon.”
“We need leaders like her to look forward to 2020 and how to unify the party, not continue to re-litigate the past.”
Mike Reed, the deputy communications director at the RNC criticized Clinton for saying that she won all the areas in the country with high gross domestic product, but also zeroed in on her comments that Trump won areas inhabited by voters who don’t “like black people getting rights” and “don’t like women getting jobs.”
“Putting aside how absurd and wrong she is, rhetoric like this is the reason Sen. [Jon] Tester (D-Mont.) was forced to release an ad today, 8 months before Election Day, attempting to highlight areas of agreement with President Trump,” the RNC spokesman said. “The Democrat brand is isolated, elitist, and as out-of-touch as it ever has been.”