Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in trouble with her own party after making vehemently anti-Trump comments in India.
Over the weekend, Clinton accused married, white women of supporting President Donald Trump during the 2016 election because of “ongoing pressure” from their husbands and suggested her opponent’s campaign appealed to voters who “didn’t like black people getting rights” and “don’t like women getting jobs.”
Now even some of Clinton’s staunchest supporters and former aides are calling her out for the inflammatory rhetoric, according to The Hill.
“She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more,” one former senior Clinton aide said. “That’s a lot of states.”
An unnamed 2016 surrogate said, “She’s annoying me. She’s annoying everyone, as far as I can tell. Who lets her say these things?”Drew Angerer/Getty Images
“If these statements are a form of catharsis,” an erstwhile aide to former President Barack Obama noted, “it would be in the Democratic Party’s best interest for her to get these out of her system soon.”
Even popular progressives like “The View” co-host Joy Behar said Tuesday she thinks it’s time for the Clintons to take a back seat.
After fellow panelist Meghan McCain, the lone conservative on the show, called the former president and his family a “virus in the Democratic Party,” Behar said she feels it’s time of the Clintons to “back off” because they’re not “helping the party right now.”
On Monday, the RNC’s deputy communications director, Mike Reed, said the GOP is — unlike Trump — trying to avoid discussing Clinton or revisiting the 2016 election. But this story, he said, “is impossible to ignore.”