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Hillary Clinton is very excited that women are finally being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
In her memoir, “What Happened,” Clinton holds sexism responsible, in part, for her loss in the 2016 presidential race against Donald Trump.
“I’m not jealous of my male colleagues often, but I am when it comes to how they can just shower, shave, put on a suit and be ready to go. The few times I’ve gone out in public without makeup, it’s made the news,” she wrote.
Now, she's congratulated the Saudi women with a message on Twitter: “Ladies, start your engines!”
It's about time. Ladies, start your engines! https://t.co/OCWVkEtFYE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2017
Even the left-leaning Newsweek clamped down on Clinton's remarks Wednesday, joking in a headline, “Hillary Clinton's campaign hair and makeup took 600 hours because the world is sexist.”
Some criticized the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of tens of millions of dollars from the Saudi kingdom:
LOL your beloved Hillary took money from this oppressive regime. Are you guys that delusional?!
— The Centrist (@Logansopinion) September 27, 2017
You don't have to love trump, but hillary took money from this regime by the millions. How can you stand here and call yourself a feminist?
— Yoel Silver🍗 (@Phatyo) September 27, 2017
According to Politifact, Clinton's foundation took between $10 million and $25 million from Saudi Arabia, but “the amount hasn't changed since.”
Women in Saudi Arabia still do not have divorce rights and are still required “male guardian” approval on things such as obtaining passports, according to CNN. LGBT behavior in Saudi Arabia is punishable by death, as IJR previously reported.