Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump as “obsessed” along with her continued public presence.
“Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” Clinton mentioned in an look alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a discussion board in Little Rock, Arkansas, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his election. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.”
Story Continued Below
Trump revived his “Crooked Hillary” moniker by way of Twitter on Saturday morning, claiming that his vanquished basic election opponent is the “worst (and biggest) loser of all time.”
“She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party,” the president tweeted. “Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!”
Clinton mentioned in her Little Rock speech she wouldn’t be silenced. “I’m gonna keep speaking out,” she mentioned.
She dominated Saturday’s dialog, which was moderated by James Carville, a Bill Clinton marketing campaign veteran and Hillary Clinton marketing campaign adviser.
She criticized the present administration for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris local weather settlement, failing to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and selling what she known as the “fairy tale” that trickle-down economics will “make everything great.”
“Yeah, we may be cutting Medicare and Medicaid and health care and make it more expensive to go to school and all the stuff that they’re trying to do in Washington, but it’s all gonna work out,” she mentioned sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense.”
She additionally mocked Trump for his method to international coverage, contrasting his Twitter diplomacy to her husband’s method to worldwide points.
“There was nothing fast and easy about it,” she mentioned. “He didn’t tweet about it. He got to work about it, and he actually got it done.”
While Clinton appeared to take possession for her sudden loss final November, she additionally blamed what she maintained was the “perfect storm” of outdoor elements, together with Russia’s election meddling and former FBI director James Comey’s 11th-hour resolution to publicize the bureau’s late examination of emails badociated to her use of a personal server throughout her time as secretary below President Barack Obama.
Clinton, who misplaced the election regardless of successful practically three million extra well-liked votes, informed Mother Jones in an interview revealed Friday that “there are lots of questions about” the legitimacy of Trump’s election.
In a separate interview Friday, Clinton informed WABC’s Rita Cosby that there’s nothing she admires about Trump’s presidency.
“The answer is absolutely no,” she mentioned. “I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be.”
And whereas a lot of her rhetoric mirrored on her and her husband’s expertise within the 1992 marketing campaign and the subsequent eight years within the White House, she repeatedly knocked Trump and his administration.
“There is no such thing as an alternative fact,” she mentioned at one level, referencing the time period White House counselor Kellyanne Conway coined. “It doesn’t exist — in politics or in nature. And it was astonishing to me the issues individuals believed about me on this marketing campaign.
Clinton recalled voters telling the individuals who knocked on doorways for her: “Well, I can’t support her. She killed somebody; I can’t support her. She runs a child trafficking ring in the basement of a pizzeria.”
“Oh yeah,” she mentioned they might reply when others mentioned such rumors weren’t true: “’I saw it on the Internet.’”
Clinton mentioned when she talks about “What Happened,” the title of her 2016 memoir, she’s “very focused on making sure it doesn’t happen again.”
“So that’s why I am speaking out and going to continue to speak out, and I’m going to do everything I can to try to have an election in 2018 that’s about real things,” she mentioned.