Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted that there were actually not many white nationalists in the United States.
Clinton spoke about the topic with radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked her if she believed that the 62.9 million voters who supported Trump were actually white nationalist racists.
Hugh Hewitt: Of the 62.9 million people who voted for President Trump, do you have a number in your mind that you think are actually white nationalist racists of that 62.9 million, a real number?
Hillary Clinton: No, I don’t.
Hugh Hewitt: Do you think there are more than a half million, you know, honest-to-God white nationalists running around the United States?
Hillary Clinton: Probably not, no.
But Clinton stated that there were more white nationalists than she thought in the United States, citing the protest in Charlottesville as an example.
“They have made common cause with the President’s agenda out of their own mouth that he is someone that they are counting on to promote it,” she said.
Clinton said she was worried that the views of white nationalists now had a bigger audience thanks to the internet.
“Unfortunately, their views, which used to be quite beyond the mainstream, you know, have a much broader audience now, because you know, of being online and having outlets and media presence that can promote those attitudes,” she said.
Clinton also expressed concern that Americans were backsliding in terms of political correctness.
“I think there are people who are unfortunately kind of reverting back to rather virulent attitudes about race in part because I think that it’s become ‘politically acceptable’ — no longer politically correct to try to overcome our own feelings that often block us from seeing each other as fellow human beings,” she said.