Kirsten Powers: Hillary Has ‘Played The Woman Card,’ But Wrong To Say Gender’s The Only Reason She’s Successful

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor,” USA Today Columnist and Fox News Contributor Kirsten Powers argued that it’s “a true statement” to say that Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “has played the woman card,” but that GOP presidential candidate is incorrect when he argues that Clinton wouldn’t be a successful candidate if she was a man.

Powers said, “I think that, in terms of saying that Hillary Clinton has played the woman card, I think that’s a true statement, in the sense that she has made overt plea to people, saying, we need to have a woman in the White House. She said this’ll be what distinguishes her. But I don’t think it’s something Trump should be saying, and I also don’t think that he’s right that she would not be a successful candidate if she weren’t a woman, if she was a man. And so, I don’t even know why he said that.” Powers later stated that Hillary is “using” her gender “to her advantage.”

Powers added that Trump “shouldn’t be surprised when he is labeled a sexist.” She continued, “I think women are tired of hearing from people about how they’re somehow advantaged by being a woman. Most women do not feel they have been advantaged in the workplace by being a woman.” Although, she later said that wasn’t offended by Trump’s comments, but still disagrees with them.

She further argued that calling people sexist and racist is “a tactic that is used, definitely — mostly, by people on the left, sometimes people on the right have done it, to silence people. If they say something that you disagree with, then you call them a sexist. That said, it doesn’t mean that people don’t do sexist things, or racist things.”

Powers also stated that even if she hadn’t married Bill, Hillary would have “done very well.” And could “easily have risen to the place that she is today, on her own, not as a woman, as a man.”

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