Clinton Rips Trump Supporters ‘Claiming To Be Offended’ Biden’s Campaign Manager ‘Used a Curse Word’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking a shot at supporters of President Donald Trump who voiced outrage at comments made by President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon.

In a tweet on Monday, Clinton addressed the backlash, “People who stood by Donald Trump for the last four years are now claiming to be offended that a Democratic campaign manager used a curse word?”

She added, “I don’t think so.”

O’Malley Dillon, who is also the incoming White House deputy chief of staff, told Glamour’s Glennon Doyle, “The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity. In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f***ers.”

“But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too,” she added.

She went on to say that she believes Biden will be able to work with Republicans. 

“Like Joe Biden says all the time, ‘Great leadership starts with listening.’ It’s challenging for us to do that right now, because of how polarized we are. But politics breaks down to one-on-one conversations and not being afraid to talk.”

As the comments received some backlash, the incoming White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said in a tweet, “So [Jen O’Malley Dillon] would be the first to tell you her mom doesn’t approve of the spicy language.”

“But I would be the first to tell you that the point she was making in this conversation with [Glennon Doyle] is spot on: unity and healing are possible — and we can get things done,” she added. 

Still, Axios reports the comments have led some of Biden’s donors to suggest that O’Malley Dillon should apologize to him and Congressional Republicans. 

However, Stephanie Cutter, a member of Biden’s inaugural team, slammed the Axios report in a tweet. She wrote, “This story is based on one anonymous donor. Really?”

“And does anyone really disagree with the sentiment? Jen just had the guts to say it. Will Republicans prove her wrong? Doubt it,” she charged.

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