Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fired back at a Republican National Convention speaker on Tuesday after she painted a picture of what the world would look like if Clinton was elected president.
Natalie Harp, an advisory board member for the Trump campaign, received harsh criticism from Clinton after she likened her to the antagonist from the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
“In the classic Jimmy Stewart Film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ George Bailey is given a great gift, the chance to see what the world would be like without him. Tonight, Mr. President, we’d like to give you that same gift,” Harp said.
She added, “Because without you, we’d all be living in Pottersville, sold out to a crooked Mr., or I should say a crooked Mrs., Potter with no hope of escape except death itself.”
Clinton hit back at Harp, “Perhaps a country in which over 170,000 people have died from a containable disease, 30 million are out of work, and American passports don’t gain admittance to most of the world? Oh, wait.”
Perhaps a country in which over 170,000 people have died from a containable disease, 30 million are out of work, and American passports don't gain admittance to most of the world? Oh, wait. https://t.co/FmWaxdm0QM
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2020
Harp doubled down on her remarks in her response to Clinton.
“I’m alive today because of President [Donald Trump]. I’m sorry if that disappoints you, [Hillary Clinton],” Harp said.
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) August 25, 2020
Harp gained recognition in 2019 when she applauded Trump for his Right to Try Act.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the legislation “is another way for patients who have been diagnosed with life-threatening diseases or conditions who have tried all approved treatment options and who are unable to participate in a clinical trial to access certain unapproved treatments.”
Harp herself has battled stage 2 bone cancer for the majority of her life.
The Republican National Convention will resume Tuesday night with main speakers expected to take the stage at 8:30 p.m. ET and will continue through Thursday night.
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