Former Secretary of State and failed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has once again come out to criticize Donald Trump and his presidency.
Clinton made the remarks in an interview on Monday with Washington Post Live.
Clinton hoped Trump would change
Clinton said she hoped that Trump becoming president would change him.
“I hoped once in office, he would understand the enormity of the job, you know, have some of that sense of humility that presidents need to have when they’re in the Oval Office,” Clinton said. “Well, as we know, that did not happen.”
Instead, Clinton claimed that, for Trump, being president “was always all about him, his personal, his financial, his partisan political advantage.”
Clinton continued to make accusations against the former president without being specific. “It really tragic to watch everything he said after Charleston,” Clinton said, “all the way up to his absolute indifference and negligence during COVID with all of the costs that imposed, to his behavior in the face of legitimate and peaceful protests following the killings of George Floyd and others, to obviously, his final act to try to overturn an election that had been certified repeatedly by states, even ones controlled by Republican governors and legislators.”
“He never grew into the job,” Clinton concluded. “He never accepted the awesome responsibility that goes with being president.”
Clinton also touched upon the tension that currently exists within the Republican Party between those loyal to Trump and those not loyal to him.
“I don’t understand why the Republican Party is so afraid of itself, because that’s what it comes down to,” Clinton said. “They are afraid that Donald Trump will instigate primary opponents against them, and those primary opponents will demand loyalty to Trump, not to the Republican Party, not to the United States of America.”
Clinton went on to say that she thinks “this will eventually burn out,” adding, “I hope sooner, not later.”
“This country should not be so much in turmoil or at the whim of someone so indifferent to more than 500,000 deaths from COVID from white supremacists and nationalists storming our Capitol and everything else he has either blessed or ignored,” she said.
Throughout the interview, Clinton pushed the same old narratives that the left has been pushing since Trump got into the presidential race. She will never be able to acknowledge that Trump, an outsider, beat her legitimately and proceeded to accomplish more than anyone could’ve imagined.