The 2016 election was almost eighteen months ago. But while Donald Trump became available on the top from the election, Hillary Clinton can continue to draw ire from conservative groups and pundits—as when she recently criticized people that voted for Trump as supporting a backward-looking ideology.
Speaking at 2018’s India Today Conclave in Mumbai during the last weekend, Clinton asserted voters who discovered for President Trump were using a campaign which had been “looking backwards,” while those who supported her were fueled by optimism for America’s future.
“If you ever go through the map of the usa, there may be the only thing that red in the center, places where Trump won,” she said. “What that map doesn’t explain to you is the fact I won the locations that won sixty-six per cent of America’s Gdp. I won the places where are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And the whole campaign, Make America Great Again, was looking backwards. You don’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t need that Indian American succeeding much more than that you’re, whatever that dilemna is, I’ll solve it.”
Clinton added that America doesn’t deserve a Trump presidency, and highlighted the public and businesses in the country who were standing up for their ideals. “Where governments lag like all of our, business leaders and activists have changed over to do this,” she said.
Clinton also noted — as she’s before — the fact that forces of Russian interference that led Trump for the Presidency continue to be at the workplace throughout the world, an issue that she said “represents an obvious and present danger to democracy everywhere.”
But that it was her comments about Trump voters that drew the ire of conservatives and ricocheted across social media marketing. Fox & Friends slammed her for “trash[ing] America’s heartland,” as well as the research arm from the Republican National Committee wrote on Twitter, “Bitter Hillary Clinton trashes America’s Heartland, calls states that didn’t choose her ‘backwards. ‘”
Hillary Clinton trashes America’s heartland, implying Trump’s supporters are “backwards” pic.twitter.com/E2yvsa8lRV
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 13, 2018
Bitter Hillary Clinton trashes America’s Heartland, calls states that didn’t choose her “backwards” https://t.co/domiT7Puqe pic.twitter.com/zhMEGN29p5
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 12, 2018
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