The more things change…
It’s been four years since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s punishing loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but the mental anguish she experienced over losing to she experienced over losing to “such a boob” has grown worse.
“I can’t entertain the idea of him winning, so let’s just preface it by that,” she said in a podcast on the New York Times network with journalist Kara Swisher.
“Well, because it makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership, and the list goes on.”
Abuse and destruction – some would say – have been an institution wholly owned by the Democratic party since Trump took office.
Clinton says she "can't even entertain" the idea of Trump winning: "[I]t makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we'd have four more years of this abuse and destruction" https://t.co/UhfuBoxBqS pic.twitter.com/84K1byiy0r
— The Hill (@thehill) October 26, 2020
Clinton Still Claims Trump Is Illegitimate President
Clinton went on in the interview to suggest President Trump did not win the 2016 election through legitimate means.
“Remember, as I said, he lives with this specter of illegitimacy,” she claimed without evidence. “He knows more about how he got really elected than we still do. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the years ahead.”
She then made a wild claim that the Electoral College victory by President Trump means the election was “stolen.” “I was the candidate that they basically stole an election from,” Clinton alleged. “I was the candidate who won nearly three million more votes.”
But Donald Trump is hardly the first president to lose the popular vote but win the election. It happened fives times before, in 1824, 1860, 1876, 1888, and 2000. Nor did Trump lose the popular vote by the greatest margin. That occurred in the 1860 election in which the candidate who claimed a clear Electoral College victory received only 40% of the popular vote. That candidate’s name was Abraham Lincoln.
Hillary Justifies Liberals Not Accepting Trump’s Presidency
Clinton further claimed that black voter suppression and the Russian media were responsible for her loss.
“I think that Trump and a lot of the people around him know that his victory was not on the up and up,” she asserted in the podcast. “They had an extensive campaign to suppress black voters. We now know much more about that than we did.”
She added, “They [the Trump campaign] had third party candidates boosted, particularly by Russian media.”
The bitter former presidential candidate proceeded to justify actions by those who refuse to accept the fact that Donald Trump won. “No matter how they cut it, it wasn’t the kind of win that people said, ‘OK, it wasn’t my candidate, but OK,’” she projected. “This election is still front and center in people’s psyches. “People fight about it every day online, because there is a deep sense of unfairness and just dismissiveness toward his victory, and he knows it.”
This is at least a tad ironic coming from the same woman who once insisted that failure to accept the election results is “a direct threat to democracy.”
HILLARY'S OWN WORDS:
"Failure to accept the election results is a direct threat to our democracy"
"Peaceful transfer of power is a must" pic.twitter.com/QfVNIlNAqp
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 27, 2016
Although she deserves little sympathy, it’s hard not to feel sorry for Clinton. Back in 2016, she gave a radio interview with the BBC to promote her latest book, co-authored with her daughter titled “The Book of Gutsy Women.” The former secretary of state was asked to name a time in her life when she failed to live up to the expectations of a “gutsy” woman. She replied:
It’s a question that I ask myself all the time because trying to live a gusty life doesn’t mean you’re always successful in doing so. And I think about the presidential campaign of 2016. I thought I was as gutsy as I could be, but I probably could have been gutsier. If I figured out a way to reveal what was happening in a more effective way.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession