Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that the thought of President Donald Trump winning re-election “makes me literally sick to my stomach…”
As the election draws near, Hillary Clinton has been making a string of dubious claims, seeking to keep herself relevant to the political conversation. Her latest comments came during a podcast interview with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher, published on Monday.
Clinton, the liability that keeps coming back
Unfortunately for Clinton, the only relevance she has in this election is her failure in 2016 — which Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is desperately trying to avoid.
Hillary Clinton is the liability for Democrats that simply refuses to quiet down and go away. Clinton’s performance in the 2016 election destroyed her reputation in the eyes of the American people and led many Democrats to distance themselves from her.
Now, Clinton is making the crazy claim that Republicans are scared of President Trump and want him gone. In the interview with Swisher, Clinton claimed, “Most Republicans are going to want to close the page. They want to see him [Trump] gone as much as we do, but they can’t say it publicly.”
These claims are just bizarre. While there certainly have been growing pains between Trump, a brash political outsider, and the staid Republican establishment, the claim that Republicans as a whole want Trump gone is beyond absurd.
President Trump’s approval ratings in the Republican party are consistently in the high 80’s and 90’s. The president has a habit of slightly overstating his approval ratings but most Republicans don’t want President Trump gone.
The only Republicans who do want Trump gone are old-guard neo-conservatives RINOs like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). Trump has exposed them for being complicit, ineffective, outdated, and more interested in serving their own careers than in serving the country.
With his outside-the-box approach, President Trump brought winning back to the Republican party — and it’s natural that the party’s professional losers wouldn’t take kindly to that.
Trump/Republican unity stronger than ever
But President Trump’s approval ratings aren’t the only indicator that unity between the Republican party and the president is healthier than Clinton claims.
Under President Trump, the Republican party has spent the last four years filling hundreds of judiciary positions purging the judicial activism that has plagued the nation for decades.
President Trump can’t do that on his own. He needs Republicans to advance his agenda. Most Republicans have been more than willing to help the president and the results will be evident for decades to come.