Hillary Clinton Said the U.S. Doesn’t Deserve Trump — Here’s Why
Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech in India about U.S. politics and where they’re headed. Unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump was a frequent topic of discussion. When asked if she believed the U.S. deserved Trump as its leader, she said no.
1. India Today Conclave 2018
Clinton was the featured speaker at India Conclave 2018 this week. She was greeted by an ecstatic audience. The person introducing her even gave her a nickname: should-be President Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Next: She went over the election.
2. The 2016 election
Naturally, the 2016 election was a big topic of conversation at the conclave. Clinton went so far as to call the race the “first reality TV campaign,” and that’s partially how Trump, a “reality TV candidate” came to win over enough of the American audience to win the election.
Next: The states Clinton won
3. She talked about the states she won
“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” said Clinton. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards. 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.”
Next: The RNC’s reaction
4. The Republican National Committee’s reaction
Unsurprisingly, the Republican National Committee was quick to jump on Clinton’s comments. “Bitter Hillary Clinton trashes America’s Heartland, calls states that didn’t vote for her ‘backwards,'” they tweeted, along with this clip from the conclave.
Next: Clinton’s comments about how America doesn’t deserve Trump
5. The U.S. doesn’t deserve Trump
“Countries deserve the governments they elect — does America deserve Donald Trump?” Hillary was asked.
There was a pause while the audience had a good laugh. Once they mellowed out, the interviewer asked again, “What’s gone wrong?”
“I’d have to say no, we did not deserve that,” replied Clinton.
Next: The Paris Agreement
6. America’s involvement in climate change
Clinton’s keynote address was titled “The Great Churn: What Happens Now.” One of the topics she covered with her audience in India was climate change. “It is shameful that the United States is now the only country in the world that is not in the Paris Agreement, and I want to thank India’s leadership and commitment to bringing other countries to the recognition of the perilous threat of climate change,” she said.
Next: The good Trump has inspired
7. ‘The good’ Trump has created
Clinton made a point in her keynote speech to address “the good” that Trump’s created in his time as president. More women and young people are coming forward and getting interested in politics, and people have a fire under them that wasn’t there before. “We have to pass on a stable, functioning society to our children and grand children,” she said.
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