Hillary Clinton Says Margaret Thatcher Didn’t Try to ‘Make a Positive Difference’ for Women

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, did not meet her criteria to make it into her new book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.”

Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, who co-wrote the book, were asked about Thatcher’s absence from the book by a BBC radio host.

While Clinton admitted that Thatcher could be considered a “gutsy woman,” she felt that Thatcher did not meet the criteria of “knocking down barriers for others.”

“She does but she doesn’t fit the other part of the definition — in our opinion — which really is knocking down barriers for others and trying to make a positive difference. I think the record is mixed with her.”

Watch her comments below:

Clinton added that she had “a lot of understanding” of what it took to become Britain’s first female prime minister and saw her as a strong leader.

But as they examined, “What were the positive differences, the changes this person made that really opened the doors to more?” they couldn’t find positive differences Thatcher made for women, “That wasn’t that apparent.”

Clinton added that she felt Thatcher had “little interest” in promoting women.

“There was very little interest — apparently — in doing that. And also, her view of politics and her dismissal of the idea even of community, ‘There is no such thing,’ really struck me as being out of step with where we need to go. What kind of country, what kind of future we want.”

Clinton’s comments led to controversy on Twitter:

Chelsea Clinton said they want to “write these women back into history” with their new book.

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Mandy
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The Clintons are such an embarrassment to America and they just won’t go away no matter how much they are shamed. They just have no shame. Now they are attempting to push Chelsea to the front but she can’t even look up from her lies and tell it to someone’s face.

Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest woman leaders of all time and for these two Communist supporters is truly disgusting.

Tom Bodine
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And ole diarrhea of the mouth continues her worldwide defamation of all the real intellectuals of the world.

Sandra Jenkins
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How hypocritical Hillary is still to this day. Everything she spews these days is a mirror of her own self. She did nothing as First Lady but blame Bill’s women for his cheating and rapes. As Secretary of State she spent the whole time illegally enriching herself. She nor Useless Chelsea have done anything of value towards women or humankind.

Morte206
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After the nightmare of the ER with my mom I needed a laugh: Thanks Hillary

Walter Swartz
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Walter Swartz

It depends upon how you define “Making a positive difference” … If it means falling in line with the marxist agenda HRC is quietly trying to sell, then Thatcher DIDN’T make that so-called positive difference. On the other hand, HRC couldn’t make a positive difference in natural human freedoms if her life depended upon it!

Greg Miller
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Greg Miller

Being bitter REALLY doesn’t make you better, Killary…!

Craig
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Margaret Thatcher showed it could be done by doing the job of prime minister of the U.K in the best way she could. Unlike many who are just vacuous airbags, she had palpable results and gave women an unexampled vision of what could be done by a determined woman.

WayHungLow
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WayHungLow

I’m surprised Hillary didn’t blame Margaret Thatcher for one of the reasons she lost the election. Just give it more time and I’m sure she will.

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