Hillary Confronted Trump Official Who Called Her 'Antichrist.' The Navy SEAL Vet Once Explained His Remark
Hillary Clinton claims in her new memoir, “What Happened,” that she snapped at Trump's Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke during a presidential inauguration luncheon for once calling her the “antichrist.”
“You know, Congressman,” she said, “I am not actually the Antichrist.”
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In the book, she also claims that Zinke was “taken aback” and he “mumbled something about not having meant it.”
“One thing I’ve learned over the years is how easy it is for some people to say horrible things about me when I’m not around, but how hard it is for them to look me in the eye and say it to my face,” Clinton wrote.
Yeah, we're sure the Navy SEAL veteran was afraid to look Mrs. Clinton in the eye. That must have been how it all happened.
As the Huffington Post points out, Zinke made the remark at a campaign event in 2014, when he was running for Congress. A week after he made the “antichrist” remark, he was asked to clarify his statement by the Daily Inter Lake.
“I would say this: It was perhaps a little harsh,” Zinke said. “But I had two friends in Benghazi, and the truth does matter.”
Navy SEAL veterans Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods would lose their lives after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. The mother of Sean Smith, another serviceman slain at Benghazi, even claims that Hillary Clinton lied to her face at her son's funeral about the attack.
Hillary Clinton has made other curious claims in her book, “What Happened.” She compared herself to the truly evil Queen Cersei of “Game of Thrones” fame, and read Orwell's “1984” as a lesson about the need to trust figures in authority more.
Hillary Clinton, indeed, may not be the “Antichrist.” But as a SEAL veteran's words remind us, her actions don't get her a lot of sympathy from her political adversaries.
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