Chelsea Clinton: Trump degrades what it means to be an American

Chelsea Clinton: Trump degrades what it means to be an American
Chelsea Clinton (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Chelsea who?]

Former President Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, slammed President Trump in a new interview, saying that his actions “degrade what it means to be an American.”

Clinton told The Guardian that she used to ignore “meanness” on platforms like social media, but she now frequently calls it out.

“Now I’ve come to feel differently, because I think that the way that our president and many people around him have not only mainstreamed hate, but mainlined it, is so deeply dangerous,” she said, before citing reports of children using Trump’s words to bully other children.

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Clinton added that people used to focus on tolerance instead of standing up against instances of hatred, like casual misogyny.

“We have freedom of speech, which I do think is hugely important – and yet people thought you couldn’t dispute hateful things, because they’re like – well, it’s freedom of speech. Well, freedom of speech doesn’t mean there is freedom of consequences,” Clinton said.

“Sure, you should not be in prison because you said something racist,” she added. “But you also shouldn’t be able to run for president. And yet here we are.”

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