Clinton Claims 'Most Republicans' Want To See Trump Lose the Election but They 'Can't Say It Publicly'


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thinks Republicans would not be too upset if President Donald Trump loses the 2020 presidential election. 

In an interview with The New York Times Opinion podcast, “Sway,” Clinton told host Kara Swisher, “Most Republicans are going to want to close the page,” Axios reports.

“They want to see him gone as much as we do, but they can’t say it publicly,” she added. 

She also took a shot at how the president has handled the coronavirus pandemic and argued she would have handled it better, “I have no doubt, especially if it were me. I have no doubt. I mean, I was born for that.”

She also said that she “can’t entertain the idea of him winning. … It would cause cognitive dissonance of a grave degree.”

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“[I]t makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions. And damaging of our norms and our values. And lessening of our leadership. And the list goes on,” she added.

Finally, she said, “I think I live rent-free in his head.”

Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, earlier this month claimed that Trump “obsessed” with his former rival. She said, “He talks about her in interviews. He talks about her in rallies. He tweets about her. And I think it’s really clear that he has never gotten over the fact that she won the popular vote by more than 3 million votes.”

While Republican officials have increasingly become more reluctant to criticize the president in the last two years, some are willing to speak out. 

In a call with constituents, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) blasted Trump for “the way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang. Right now, he hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers.”

“I mean he and I have a very different foreign policy. It isn’t just that he fails to lead our allies. It’s that the United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor. The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I’ve criticized President Trump for as well. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity. He’s flirted with white supremacists.”

Throughout his presidency, Trump has an average of 87% support among Republican voters. Still, polls show the president appears to be losing support among seniors, a demographic that was key to his victory in 2016. 

Additionally, national polls show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds an eight-point lead over the president.

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