Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says any prospect of U.S. President Donald Trump leaving the White House has left her “feeling better than I have felt in four years.”
In an interview taped Sunday for the 2020 Reykjavík Global Forum and reported by CBS News, Clinton said she is looking forward to seeing what lies ahead if indeed the Democratic pairing of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wins out as the mainstream media widely predicts.
“I am feeling better than I have felt in four years,” Clinton told Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. “I feel really happy and relieved, very grateful, excited about the team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, looking forward to seeing them take the office of president and vice president and bring our country together and get us back on the right track for the future.”
Clinton has been almost silent during the 2020 campaign, although she did state the election will not be over until “all the votes are counted” and every single challenge to every poll count was finalised, as Breitbart News reported.
Not that she has been so silent before.
In 2016 during a fundraiser in New York City she infamously described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people.
“You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. “…the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
Hillary is that dude at the bar rambling on and on about how he "could have gone pro were it not for that high school knee injury." https://t.co/pgSXb80iBB
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 26, 2020
Clinton lamented Donald Trump had given them a voice, citing “offensive mean-spirited rhetoric” on websites and Twitter.
“Some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America,” she said, before praising the supporters attending her fundraiser as “friends” who were in the “other basket.”
More recently in December, 2019, she revealed she was under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run, as Breitbart News reported.
In the end the former first lady decided the path to victory against Donald Trump was simply too narrow.