Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Hillary Clinton: Trump has 'affinity for dictators'

Hillary Clinton: Trump has 'affinity for dictators'

The host of the event pressed Clinton on whether she believes Russian Federation has "something" on Trump.

"No, I have no plans to do that", she said, adding that she would do whatever it took to help the Democrats win in 2020.

Clinton called the 2016 presidential race the "first reality TV campaign", and said Trump, as a bombastic "reality TV candidate", was able to win over enough of the audience to win the election. She did not mention that Republican states Louisiana and SC elected the first two Indian-American governors Bobby Jindal (R., La.) and Nikki Haley (R., S.C.), and the latter now serves as the Trump administration's ambassador to the United Nations.

Purie asked Clinton why she believes more than 50 percent of white women voted for Trump in 2016. "And his whole campaign 'Make America Great Again, ' was looking backwards".

"Well, we'll find out, we'll find out", Clinton said.

Though Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, she lost in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin - three crucial states that cost her the election by about 80,000 votes, combined. "You know, you didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want to, you know, see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I'm going to solve it".

Clinton also reflected that in a campaign against a reality TV star perhaps she should have been more "entertaining". Why bring up gross domestic product? She said she has no plans to do so. Whatever you think of the modern-day GOP, there simply aren't a whole lot of Republicans arguing black people shouldn't have rights - or even telling pollsters this privately.

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