Last Updated on October 27, 2020
Talking to a friendly crowd on a New York Times connected podcast, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lashed out at Trump supporters, conservatives and Republicans calling them “cowards” and “spineless enablers.”
During her 2016 presidential run Clinton boldly stated that those who supported Donald Trump for president and down-ticket Republicans were “deplorables.” Her declaration caused an immediate pushback and helped to galvanize then-candidate Trump’s base.
Trump beat Clinton in the all-important Electoral College vote 304 to 227.
In what appears to either be an act of defiance or a completely miscalculated move, Clinton doubled down on taunting President Trump’s base on Kara Swisher’s podcast, Sway.
Most Republicans, Clinton said, “have been cowards, spineless enablers” of the President, adding that she believes most in the GOP “are going to want to close the page…They want to see him gone as much as we do, but they can’t say it publicly.”
The embattled former Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential candidate continued on to say she “can’t entertain the idea of [Trump] winning…It would cause cognitive dissonance of a grave degree.”
She also said it made her “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.”
Hillary Clinton calls Republicans "cowards, spineless enablers" of Trump https://t.co/3oXTfNLuFw
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 26, 2020
Clinton lost in 2016 partly because of her performance as Secretary of State; a tenure filled with scandal and missteps, chief among them her illegal and purposeful mishandling of classified documents, her deletion of over 32,000 government files kept on an unsecured server in her private home, and her refusal to send aid when requested to State Department and CIA personnel in Benghazi.